Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Flags are at half-mast until this evening in honor of Susan Bayh, the former Indiana first lady who recently passed away. The Shelbyville Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposal to construct market-rate apartment units at 1451 W. McKay Road, adjacent to Berwick, New Park Condos, and Canterbury/Indian Heights subdivisions. City Council yesterday approved on first reading the process to proceed after hearing from the project architect. Mayor Tom DeBaun noted that the council’s approval was required in order for the public hearing to occur. The parcel in question is landlocked behind existing apartments, which the developer, Christian Investments, also owns. The development would use the same access from McKay Road as the existing units. Christian Investments is also seeking variances to change the property’s zoning from two-family to multi-family. “That’s the way to get good quality housing stock without sacrificing in terms of costs, and making sure it stays on budget for Shelbyville residents,” Crystal Kent, with Prince Alexander Architecture, said. The Board of Zoning Appeals previously discussed the variances and now the plan commission will hear the matter on Tuesday, Feb. 23. There are additional steps involving the commission and council, as well, before the project could move forward.

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