Republic Development plans 52 townhouses in Jackson’s Grant Village in Carmel – Indianapolis Business Journal


Toledo, Ohio, Republic Development Corp. proposes to build 52 townhouses at Jackson’s Grant Village in Carmel. (Courtesy of Republic Development Corp.)

An Ohio-based developer is trying to move forward with a long-delayed plan to build 52 townhouses in Jackson’s Grant Village on the west side of Carmel.

Republic Development Corp. would like to build the townhouses and a lodge on 8.83 acres of land on the 21-acre site at the northwest corner of East 116th Street and Spring Mill Road.

John McKenzie, owner and president of McKenzie Collection, a Carmel-based home builder, told the Carmel Plan Commission there would be three to five residential units per building.

Three-story units would include rooftop space and range from 2,500 to 3,300 square feet.

A price range for the townhouses was not discussed at last week’s commission meeting. When the project was first introduced in 2020, Republic Development planned to price the townhouses from $575,000.

Jackson’s Grant Village would also include 19 single-family homes, as well as 20,000 square feet of commercial space that has yet to receive approval.

The Carmel Plan Commission’s residential committee will discuss the townhouse proposal at its July 5 meeting. The Planning Commission will issue a final vote at a future meeting.

Republic Development’s plans for Jackson’s Grant Village date back to 2020 when the Carmel City Council approved the development despite an unfavorable recommendation from the Planning Commission.

Two years ago, the company heard from hundreds of residents in the nearby Jackson’s Grant area who expressed their concerns about the village’s project through in-person testimony, emails and a petition. on line.

Residents of Jackson’s Grant attempted to reduce the village’s density and eliminate the planned 20,000 square feet of commercial space.

The 280-acre Jackson’s Grant development has seven neighborhoods near Williams Creek with available homes ranging from $500,000+ to over $1.3 million.

It also offers residents a community and recreation center, a stable activity center, trails and a nature reserve.

The Jackson’s Grant website indicates that former President Andrew Jackson gifted the property to an Indiana resident through a personal land grant in 1834.


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