New neighborhood rezoning approved

A new Bargersville neighborhood has received a first approval, after a previous project had been turned down by the town.

The Bargersville Town Council unanimously approved rezoning land for Westport Homes, which plans to build a new neighborhood, Highland Knoll, which would add 90 homes on a 31-acre property near County Road 300N and County Road 450W on the west side of the town.

The new homes will be built in line with the town’s current zoning rules, which were updated earlier this year to require significant increases in the amount of brick and stone builders must use.

Council member Ken Zumstein said the project, which will be the first constructed under the town’s new standards, is exactly the type of project he wants to see in the community.

The past rezoning proposal from Westport Homes, which the council voted down last year, included a total of 99 homes on the property. At the time, officials said the houses were too close to each other and didn’t include enough brick and stone. Now, with 90 homes, the new neighborhood will have about 2.9 homes per acre. Morris Meadows, located directly to the east, has about 3.2 homes per acre.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.