Many of you may have seen the yard signs around the Town of Zionsville regarding the proposed Sycamore Flats development. This would be a Planned Unit Development (PUD) consisting of 184 apartment units.
A group of Zionsville residents is organizing in opposition to the Sycamore Flats development and could use your help in any of the following ways:
- Attend the Town Council meeting on May 6 at 7:00PM! Wear RED! This is the most important step. If you’d like to speak publicly, you must obtain a card prior to the meeting at the town hall during office hours. They close at 4pm.
- Volunteer! We need feet on the ground to distribute flyers. Can you help with just a tiny corner of your neighborhood? The goal is to inform. Most people don’t realize how the apartments will impact their taxes and the traffic. If you can help, send an email to Stopsycamoreflats@yahoo.com. Please tell us your neighborhood when you reach out.
- Like the Facebook page Stop Sycamore Flats. This is the best place to stay informed.
- Send letters to town council members and the mayor. Email addresses can be found here on the Town of Zionsville website.
- Sign the petition (once per person, please).
Read more in the Sycamore Flats flyer.
Warren and Brian Johnson have purchased all shares of Three Mile Properties, Inc. which owned the property on the south-west corner of 86th Street and Lafayette Road. The property had been rezoned, against protests by area residents, for a gas station and small strip mall.
In a surprise development, the Location Permit (ILP-15-00384) for the gas station to be built at 86th Street and Lafayette Road just south-west of the Traders Point area has been revoked by Judge John Hanley. For complete information on this development, see the post on the 86thandLafayette.com website.
It’s time for our 10th Anniversary Oktoberfest on the Farm at Traders Point Creamery! As you may remember, Oktoberfest on the Farm was started by Greater Historic Traders Point, a local 501(c)(3), in an effort to raise funds for National Register designation of the Traders Point Rural Historic Districts, approved by the National Park Service in 2009, and also to protect greenspace in our area. Our area has had many successes in protecting greenspace in the previous years but these successes have also come with challenges and costs. Through our past Oktoberfest events, we have been able to generate money to fund the various challenges this area has faced or will face in the future.
A group of Hunt Club area neighbors are continuing the fight against the zoning change allowing the gas station/strip mall at the corner of 86th Street and Lafayette Road (across from Fishback Creek Public Academy) as well as defending the denial of an alcohol permit. A fundraiser has been organized to help support the legal costs for this fight and will be this weekend on Saturday, October 1st from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the corner of 85th Street and Lafayette Road.
There will be food, dessert, a silent auction, a jump house for kids, a 50/50 raffle, face painting and more. All proceeds will go to the Greater Historic Traders Point nonprofit.
More information on the proposed development and it’s potential impact on this part of the Hunt Club area can be found on the 86th and Lafayette Road website. RSVPs can be sent to SAVEOURCORNER@OUTLOOK.COM.