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Neighborhood wins west side zoning battle

Developer will not build on site
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Posted at 8:01 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 20:03:46-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A developer has decided not to put some apartments on undeveloped wooded land on the Indianapolis west side, and that has people who live in the area happy

Without giving a reason, the developer pulled his petition for 460 South High School Road. That's south of Rockville Road.

In March, RTV6 reported on the plan. Some neighbors, like Tiffany Lawson-Allen, said they loved the neighborhood and the nature surrounding their homes.

But the developer wanted to put a 216-unit apartment complex made up of several three-story buildings, a clubhouse, and a pool, according to documents from the Department of Metropolitan Development.

Lawson-Allen pointed out how having a few hundred more people in the area would make it even more difficult to pull out into busy High School Road. And she worried about property values falling in the area.

"I don't think it is the right place for luxury apartments," Michael Popcheff, who lives nearby, said. "I'd like to see one person buy that property and build a nice home in there."