A portion of
Pearson Road will be widened with curbs and a sidewalk installed as part of
the first 16 lots given primary approval Thursday for the new Brassie
Estates subdivision north of The Brassie golf course.
widening will be from Niblick Avenue north the distance of Phase 1 on the
west side of Pearson. Eventually when the 100-home residential development
is completed, Pearson will be widened from Niblick north to just short of
the Prairie Duneland hike/bike trail.
The petition was
just one of several the Chesterton Advisory Plan Commission considered last
* Members set
for public hearing Dec. 18 a request by Lake Erie Land as property owner to
amend its original plan for Coffee Creek Center to allow developer
Mainstreet Property Group to build a 7,750 square-foot rehabilitation and
assisted living center on 8.5 acres north of Gateway Boulevard.
* Also set
for public hearing Dec. 18 was Lakeside Wealth Management Groupís request to
erect two single-sided signs at 3100 Village Point Dr. in Coffee Creek
Center where Lakeside shares a building with Duneland Dialysis Center.
* Approved on
both primary and final plat was a request by LEL to subdivide as a separate
lot Sand Creek Country Clubís original clubhouse and sales center as well as
its two parkings lots on 1.62 acres across from the new clubhouse. The land
is zoned residential and would remain so. No one commented during a public
advancing with primary and final approval following a no-comment public
hearing was LELís request to plat 3.5 acres at the northeast corner of
Gateway Boulevard and Village Point Drive in Coffee Creek Center enabling
contractor Tony Vendramin to build a strip mall and two office buildings
LELís petitions commission member Jeff Trout reminded company representative
Kevin Warren that an original commitment for Coffee Creek Center was to
provide the town with 17 acres of open space for public use suitable for
softball and soccer. Warren said itís a good time to make the promise a
priority and he intends to work with town staff and the commission to start
Estates residents commented during the public hearing for Brassie Estates.
Dogwood Estates is on the east side of Pearson Road across from Phase 1 of
development manager Jack Slager presented the petition. The projectís
primary plat approval was contingent on obtaining a letter from the
Chesterton Utility Board approving a sanitary sewer allocation.
who is Chestertonís MS4 stormwater operator, spoke in favor of Brassie
Estates but expressed concern that inadequate provisions for stormwater
there could lead to overflows of the Dogwood Estates detention pond since
both will use Gustafson Ditch for their eventual outflow. Gadzala said the
pond overflowed in 2008 onto subdivision streets and was at a high level in
She also asked that
covenants for homes on the far north end of Brassie Estates that will be
closest to Gustafson Ditch have restrictions placed on them so the ditch
canít be obstructed in any way.
Christian echoed Gadzalaís stormwater concern but as a remonstrator.
Slager said Brassie
Estates stormwater will pass by easement to the west through the golf course
stormwater system before entering Gustafson. As part of the Pearson Road
widening Shilling will replace with concrete pipe the plastic stormwater
pipe along Pearson that serves Dogwood Estates. Town engineer Mark OíDell
said it doesnít need to be upsized because the pipe has extra capacity now.
Dennis King asked
during the remonstrance portion of the hearing about increased traffic the
100 homes will bring to his area. Plans to widen Pearson were explained; a
second Brassie Estates entrance near the Prairie Duneland Trail will be
built during a future phase.
All votes were 5-0
Thursday with members George Stone and Fred Owens absent. The nightís final
action was giving final approval allowing lots to be sold in 25-lot,
single-family Stone Meadows subdivision at the southwest corner of County
Road 1100N and County Road 50W.
infrastructure have been installed and developer William Stone representing
owner BMS Property Management, LLC agreed to post a $51,670 two-year
infrastructure guarantee and a $65,175 guarantee to install sidewalks and
trees in the future.