S'ville panel endorses residential, commercial developments

2013-06-03T20:45:00Z 2013-06-03T22:09:25Z S'ville panel endorses residential, commercial developmentsChas Reilly chas.reilly@nwi.com, (219) 662-5324 nwitimes.com

SCHERERVILLE | The proposed Fawn Meadow Estates development is advancing after its developers agreed to pay for reconfiguring the Burr Street and 91st Avenue intersection.

The Schererville Plan Commission granted primary approval Monday for the 17-lot residential subdivision west of Burr Street and 91st Avenue.

Town officials are concerned about that intersection. Burr Street currently isn't perpendicular to 91st Avenue, which can cause safety issues for motorists there.

Gary Torrenga, of Torrenga Engineering, said developers Duane Fritz and Lance Dabrowski would pay for the engineering work and construction costs so Burr Street would meet 91st Avenue at a 90-degree angle.

The development also requires secondary approval from the commission.

In other matters, the commission granted primary approval of a one-lot highway commercial subdivision for the proposed Shoppes on the Boulevard development.

That project is at 320 Indianapolis Blvd., the site of the former Krispy Kreme business.

Torrenga said the existing building on the property would be demolished to make way for a 22,600-square-foot commercial building.

He said there are expected to be multiple tenants in the building, but the developers haven't determined how many or which businesses would be there.

Torrenga said a drive-thru has been proposed for one side of the building. He said it could be used for multiple types of businesses, including a bank or a restaurant.

In addition to obtaining secondary approval from the commission, Shoppes on the Boulevard also requires multiple developmental variances from the town's Board of Zoning Appeals, said Town Manager Bob Volkmann.

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