Petitioner withdraws Ivy Trace BZA request

Monday, August 13, 2018
Ivy Trace Assisted Living

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The petitioner, Bloomington-based Indiana Center for Recovery, has withdrawn its petition seeking a special exemption for a detox center.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Banner Graphic that City Hall had received a letter from the petitioner Monday morning, asking that the BZA petition be withdrawn at this time.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.

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  • Good for Greencastle, this was a very bad location for this facility!

    -- Posted by becker on Mon, Aug 13, 2018, at 3:36 PM
  • I don't understand why people think this is such a bad location for this facility. Anything can happen whether the facility is there or not. There are kids going into schools and shooting people, there are people walking the streets day and night that would break into someone's house just to get enough money to get there fix. This facility would have helped people with this disease and get them off the streets and save some lives. They would also help the community. It's not going to get any better until we do something to help, its just going to keep rolling down and affecting more and more children.

    -- Posted by LIFE2019 on Mon, Aug 13, 2018, at 4:21 PM
  • Ignorant

    -- Posted by city.employee on Tue, Aug 14, 2018, at 7:26 AM
  • Hopefully this means they have found a larger location, still in the area, without so much controversy. Because it is still very much needed!

    -- Posted by jmandeville72 on Tue, Aug 14, 2018, at 8:45 AM
  • We cannot continue to sit around and discuss the drug issues in various forms without taking action. The facility could have been put to good use. Its time to stop being fearful of what could happen and look at what should happen. We have a drug problem here. Let's not stand in the way of help. I live in that neighborhood. I would rather live near a fenced detox center than an empty building where who knows what could happen. That's a good place for squatters to break into and use. Does anyone want that near the school?

    -- Posted by citizenoftheworld on Tue, Aug 14, 2018, at 6:25 PM


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