Plans switch for Monastery South development

2013-10-14T18:30:00Z 2013-10-14T22:29:07Z Plans switch for Monastery South developmentMary Wilds Times Correspondent
October 14, 2013 6:30 pm  • 

CEDAR LAKE | Big changes are proposed for the latest phase of the Monastery South development.

The Monastery Woods Development Co.’s request for a zoning change and new preliminary plat is expected to be discussed by the Plan Commission later this month.

The company wants to build 48 one-floor patio homes rather than 66 townhomes. To do so, the developer will need a zoning change for that parcel, from RM to R-2, and a new plat.

Representative Richard Anderson said the market for single unit, one-level homes is more desirable for potential buyers.

Monastery’s original townhome plan was for 1,700 square feet per unit. The patio homes could be anywhere from 1,400 to 1,800 square feet. They also come with garages and buyers will have the option of adding a Florida room.

The homes will be single, unconnected units, Anderson added. Prices are estimated at between $185,000 to $220,000 per unit. The patio homes will be part of the Monastery association and thus will be maintenance-free.

The patio home plan will require not only a zoning change to residential R-2 but some variances.

Plan Commissioner Greg Parker, also a Town Councilman, described the new plan as a win for both sides. The town will gain a less dense development, he said, and Monastery Woods will have “a better product” to sell.

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