Troubled project getting new life?


The front entrance sign is covered with overgrowth in the undeveloped and abandoned Cricket Ridge housing development on Paddock Road in the Center Grove area. PHOTO BY MIKE WOLANIN

Center Grove area residents still hear fireworks and booming noises coming from a once-planned subdivision that is now overgrown with weeds.

The land, once known as the Cricket Ridge neighborhood, has been abandoned for nearly 20 years, since plans for a 96-home subdivision in 1995 never got beyond building two model homes.

M/I Homes of Indiana has come forward with new designs for a neighborhood with 104 single-family homes on the 40 acres along Paddock Road between Olive Branch and Smith Valley roads.

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