Petitioner withdraws Ivy Trace BZA request
There will be no need for a special meeting of the Greencastle Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday, Aug.14.
The petitioner, Bloomington-based Indiana Center for Recovery, has withdrawn its petition seeking a special exemption for a detox center.
Greencastle Mayor Bill Dory told the Banner Graphic that City Hall had received a letter from the petitioner Monday morning, asking that the BZA petition be withdrawn at this time.
ICR was asking for a special exemption to convert the former Ivy Trace Assisted Living facility (and one-time Greencastle Nursing Home) at 815 Tacoma Drive into an inpatient detox center for a maximum 26 patients with an on-site medical laboratory.
After nearly five hours of testimony and deliberation last Tuesday night, the Greencastle BZA tabled a vote on the request, although at least one member, Andrew Ranck, went on the record as opposing the request. That meant the petitioner would need favorable votes form the remaining three BZA members -- Wayne Lewis, John Phillips and Margaret Kenton -- in order to affect passage of the request.