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Developments and abatements monopolize Brownsburg Aug. 12 council meeting

Compiled by Gus Pearcy

The Brownsburg Town Council met Aug. 12 for a regular meeting. Four of the five council members were present. Brain Jessen was absent. The council meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays each month at Brownsburg Town Hall, 61 N. Green St. Meetings are streamed live and archived at http://brownsburg.org
The next regular meeting was scheduled for Aug. 26.

What happened: Council approved a resolution for a 10-year tax abatement for a spec building at East U.S. 136 and County Road 900 E.

What it means: Holladay Properties is looking to build a 50,000-100,000 square foot spec building with an estimated investment of $7 million. The building is expected to create 50 jobs with an average wage of $15-$19 an hour. It will generate more than $1 million in taxes over 10 years. The resolution will be voted on at the next council meeting.


What happened: The council formally supported the plan commission action concerning a conditional rezone and variance on the Garner property at county roads 800 E and 700 N.

What it means: Developer Platinum Properties is looking for an indication that the town will allow the rezoning and variance before requesting annexation. The project calls for 61 homes to be built on 38 acres. The variance is to slightly decrease the lot size for the homes in order to preserve trees on the property. The Brownsburg Area Plan Commission approved the plan unanimously. The developer must apply for annexation approval next.


What happened: Council formally supported the action of the plan commission action of a development at the north east corner of 56th Street and County Road 900 E.

What it means: Developer 56th Street Associates is requesting a rezoning of 44 acres from agriculture to commercial prior to building. The next step is voluntary annexation. The planning commission approved the development in July.

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