Eight property owners along the newly improved 96th Street between Mollenkopf and Fall Creek Road have filed a petition with the Town of Fishers to rezone their properties from R2 residential to C2 commercial. Rezoning these homes would make way for businesses to build on the north side of 96th Street, and nearby homeowners fear this could lead to more commercial development in their backyards.
Ginny Cain, Indianapolis City Councillor that represents homeowners on the south side of 96th Street, feels that commercial development along this residential area could negatively impact residents in surrounding neighborhoods.
“This is not Marion County but a Hamilton County, Fishers decision. However, if this domino falls, it could negatively impact Geist Woods and the homes behind this strip of homes,” she said.
Neighborhoods adjacent to this stretch of homes include South Avalon Estates, Lighthouse Cove, Geist Woods, and Masthead.
UPDATE: The first hearing on the matter is scheduled for January 10th at the Fishers Town Hall (One Municipal Drive) at 6:30 pm. The Fishers Planning Committee will be reviewing this petition and public comment will be allowed. You may also email Ryan Crum (email@example.com), Senior Planner for the Town of Fishers, with your comments prior to the meeting.
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