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Approved subdivision brings controversy to APC

The development of a controversial subdivision has been approved by Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission.

Posted: Jan 16, 2019 10:45 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2019 7:48 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The development of a controversial subdivision has been approved by Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission.

Several projects totaling in more than 1,800 homes are in the works near Harrison High School. The subdivision approved Tuesday consists of 536 single family homes on a little more than 144 acres.

It will be located on the south side of county road 600 north and county road 150 west, that's one mile east of Battle Ground Middle School.

One argument in favor of the project is it will satisfy a lack of housing in our area. On the other side, many parents are concerned the schools may not be able to expand as quickly as the homes are built.

Several people who live nearby spoke at the APC meeting. None of the speakers were against the development, only uncomfortable about the density of the project. 

"To accommodate the worker we need affordable housing and we really don't have much affordable housing, they are going to apartments which is fine but I think we need a quality of life for single family homes as well," said Dan Teder who represents the developer. 

"I think that our commissioners could take a little more of a proactive stance on some of the regulations as well as the developer could maybe be open to some different ideas," said Chris Brown who lives nearby. 

The project still has to go before several other groups including county commissioners.

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