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Major development may come to Cloverdale

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Town of Cloverdale may soon see a major housing development, thanks to the efforts of realtor John Setty, who is representing local farmer Curt Sinclair.

Sinclair owns a 329-acre tract of land bordered by Crosswinds Street on the west and 900 S on the north.

Setty envisions the development, which will contain approximately 490 plots ranging from one-fourth to one-third of an acre, to be a mixture of commercial and residential properties.

He presented the proposed project to the Cloverdale Planning Commission last week and was met with general encouragement from the commission members, although the commission stressed the need to address zoning issues so that the development's overall character would be beneficial to the community.

Models of zoning ordinances of similar developments located in Danville, Avon, Nashville, and Carmel will be utilized to structure the commission's plan.

Setty stressed at the commission meeting that he was willing to look at what the town recommends with regard to the proposed development.

He projects rolling out phase one of the project in April or May. The overall development would be completed in three or four phases.

Most of the single-family residences would range in price from $85,000 to $150,000, Setty said. The hope is that the development would serve as an ideal commuter community for those working in the Indianapolis and Terre Haute metro areas.

He went on to say that he has had some initial interest in the commercial lots available, but confidentiality agreements prevented him from providing any specifics on the nature of the businesses which had inquired.

Setty added that he didn't foresee any major problems with getting the initial go-ahead for the project. The only potential stumbling block that he pointed out was that two different utility companies, Duke Energy and Hendricks County REMC, service the area. In cases where this has been an issue in the past, the utility providers generally negotiate to assign the area to one provider.

Final approval of the subdivision will be requested at a future plan commission meeting.

The plan commission regularly meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Cloverdale Town Hall.

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Usually developments spring up in areas that are growing, making them economically feasible. I guess I am confused, who wants to live in Cloverdale? My bet is that this won't happen. Could call it "Stardust Hills II".

-- Posted by clearwat on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 10:58 AM

With Cloverdale airing their dirty laundry in the paper all the time who would want to move to that area?

-- Posted by mal on Tue, Jan 8, 2008, at 12:10 PM

I guess they don't realize all the houses that are for sale around here to begin with. We don't need more housing. We need something to do around here. Put in a nice restaraunt or something worth while. Cloverdale needs some good publicity for a change. But that would require a major blow to a lot of people's egos. nobody wants to live in a town that has no idea what they are doing.

-- Posted by celticsun1983 on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 7:59 AM

Cloverdale needs more housing - why??? There are plenty of houses for sale from all of the people trying to get out of Cloverdale. What we need are places for family dining and entertainment. There wasn't anything to do for entertainment 35 years ago when I was teenager here. Shouldn't something have changed in all those years? If the interstate hadn't gone through where it did, this town would have died a long time ago.

Stardust Hills II or Whispering Winds?

-- Posted by cloverlady on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 10:42 AM

I think a new subdivision for Cloverdale is great. Restaurants will follow. Cloverdale is heading in a new direction. They have a new town council, new members to the planning and zoning boards, and an agressive redevelopement board. There will be NO roadblocks this time! Cloverdale is moving ahead. Come, watch us grow!

-- Posted by captain crunch on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 3:13 PM

A lot of housing developements are around here and most of them go bust. I agree with the majority of bloggers here, no need for more housing. Jobs first. Housing markets are down for now. Good luck to Setty and Sinclair if they try it. Maybe they will use all local contractors and laborers? That way it becomes more of a community project as well!

-- Posted by strings on Thu, Jan 10, 2008, at 5:49 PM

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