TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Tippecanoe County Commissioners have approved the development of a controversial subdivision.
145 acres of land near Harrison High School will be rezoned to make way for the subdivision on the south side of county road 600 north and county road 150 west. 536 single-family lots will be available.
One argument in favor of the subdivision is it will allow the community to continue to grow. But some are concerned nearby schools would not be able to expand fast enough.
County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh believes schools will be able to adapt as the project will be completed over several years. "We had a series of meetings with the developers and obviously they are going to phase that project that project over many many years. It will take several years for that to be completely built out,” said Murtaugh.
Murtaugh added it's important to consider what the land will be used for in these types of decisions. "We have to look at what ultimately is the best use for that property and clearly it's residential,” he said.
The project will still need to be approved by other groups before construction can begin. It's estimated to take ten years to complete after construction begins.