|Tipp Planning Board Approved Indian Creek Expansion|
|Written by Nancy Bowman|
|Wednesday, 17 October 2012 00:00|
The Tipp City Planning Board last week approved a site plan for an addition to the Indian Creek Fabricating building on North Fourth Street.
The plan shows a 2,411-square- foot addition to the west side of the 13,916 square foot existing building for total manufacturing space of 16,327 square feet.
Matt Spring, city planner, said the business employs 10 at the site.
“It is good to see a company expanding,” Mark Springer, board chairman, said.
In other business Oct. 9, the board again tabled the public hearing on phase one plans for the Cedar Grove Subdivision proposed by Elden Eidemiller, doing business as Tipp City Development Group. The subdivision is proposed for Kessler-Cowlesville Road, west of the Meijer Distribution Center.
Spring said the office had received an email from the developers asking to again table the hearing. The email said they “were working through some issues” with the plan,” Spring said.
The board also heard from fellow board member Paul Lee, who explained that a rezoning request he and his wife, Kathy, filed has been withdrawn.
The request sought a rezoning of properties at 17 and 25 N. Fourth St. from R-2 urban residential to CC Community Center.
The board was told in August that the rezoning was sought for the 25 N. Fourth St. building, a church. The change in zoning would have allowed for the building to be used for business or residential but no longer could be a church.
Lee said Oct. 9 the request was withdrawn after they received, and accepted, an offer to buy the church
The board also briefly discussed the zoning code update, after an inquiry by Springer.
Spring said the staff is waiting for the next section of proposed changes from consultants. Once they are received, the steering committee will be scheduled to meet and continue the review. Compass Point Planning Consultants were filed by the city last fall to help review the zoning code, subdivision regulations and Restoration District guidelines. Goals of the review include making the rules/code more user friendly.
The project was expected to take more than a year, and will, Spring said. Council did not set a firm date for submission of proposals to the council, he said. The submission now may be done by the end of winter or spring, he said.