Here’s what I’ve come across in Metropolitan Development Commission (MDC) and Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) filings as of 11/17/11 (click links to read staff reports on these cases):
1. MDC 11/16/11 – Business Resolution NO. 2011-R-027:
Authorizes the DMD to convey the former Winona Hospital Site properties located at W. 33rd Street and 3232 N. Meridian Street (aka 3209 N. Illinois) to TRex Enterprises, LLC, in consideration of certain commitments being made by the redeveloper for development of a mixed use project, including residential and public space developments.
According to an Indy Star report published yesterday, TRex Enterprises is an entity formed by the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the MDC approved this resolution.
2. MDC 11/16/11 and Regional Center Hearing Examiner 11/17/11 – As previously reported, Milhaus Development has proposed a mixed-use redevelopment for the former BMV branch at 531 Virginia. The plans were approved by the MDC Hearing Examiner on 10/27/11 and are now being heard by the MDC and Regional Center Hearing Examiner. Staff recommends approval in both cases.
3. Regional Center Hearing Examiner 11/17/11 – The previously reported Jack in the Box proposal for 1521 N Meridian seeks Regional Center approval. As the variance for the drive-through component of this proposal was denied by the Board of Zoning Appeals on 11/15/11, it is unlikely that this case will be heard. Staff recommends denial regardless.
4. MDC Hearing Examiner 11/17/11 – The Town of Cumberland seeks rezoning of land adjacent to the Pennsy Trail at 230 S Munsie to “provide for a trailhead, including a visitor center, restrooms and other amenities.” The Town proposes to reuse a former industrial pavilion currently on the site as the centerpiece of the facility. Staff recommends approval.
Note: “MDC and IHPC Quick Hits” is not comprehensive coverage of all cases before the Metropolitan Development Commission and Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission. If we missed a noteworthy case in a recent filing, let everybody know in the comments section.
See the previous Quick Hits here.