Empty nester homes proposed on 10 acres on Spring Mill Road
Jackson’s Grant Real Estate is proposing 44 new empty nester homes on 9.77 acres at 11922 Spring Mill Rd. in Carmel. This is a small subsection of the Village Neighborhood subarea and falls into the planned unit development of Silvara, according to documents from the Carmel Plan Commission.
When the Silvara development was originally approved, plans allowed for a density of 3.25 units per acre in this part of the development, but the company is requesting to build with a density of 4.5 units per acre. The proposal does meet standards for lot coverage and front yard setback but requires waivers for side yard size, driveway length, rear yard setback and number of windows required for the exterior facade.
The developer also wants a waiver from the requirement that every property be served by a publicly dedicated street. The developer told city planners that this is to make the neighborhood more private and to have a similar feel as an apartment or townhome-style development. There are, however, two points of access for the properties.