Itís been more than two years since the Chesterton Town Council, late in
2011, approved amendments to the planned unit development ordinance
governing Indian Oak mall, for a proposed Holiday Inn Express at the
southwest corner of Indian Boundary Road and Ind. 49.
But that project appears still to have legs.
At the Stormwater Management Boardís meeting Monday night, MS4 Operator
Jennifer Gadzala reported that she received on Jan. 4 an application from
the developer, Cosmos Hospitality LLC, for a site permit, and that her
office has completed an initial review of the developerís Storm Water
Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).
The 80-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites would be located south of the
Walgreenís pharmacy, west of Ind. 49. Dr. Jamil Ahmed, a principal in Cosmos
Hospitality Services, LLL, told the Advisory Plan Commission in the fall of
2011 that his group will be making a $6 million investment which will bring
initial construction jobs, 25-30 hotel jobs, and the purchase of goods and
services from local vendors.
Election of Officers
In other business, members voted 3-0 to re-elect Tom Kopko to the presidency
and Al Pisarski to the vice-presidency. They also voted 3-0 to appoint
Clerk-Treasurer Stephanie Kuziela to the secretariat.
The Stormwater Utility finished 2013 with a surplus of $55,142, after
outperforming projected revenues for operations by $16,150.