Land Use and Development / January 2017



Land Use and Development Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:00 p.m.  

Northminster Presbyterian Church (1660 Kessler Blvd, downstairs) 

The Land Use and Development Committee endeavors to implement the development guidelines established in the
Broad Ripple Village Plan (adopted by the Department of Metropolitan Development in November 2012) and submits recommendations to the BRVA board and Department of Metropolitan Development regarding zoning and planning issues and local and state boards and commissions regarding the issuance of alcoholic beverage permits.


I. Call to order and explanation of LU&DC's position on requests (6:00 p.m.)

II. Introductions of committee members and guests (6:00-6:05 p.m.)

III. Petitioner Presentations

A. 7002 Westfield Blvd (approximate address) 2016-CZN-838 2016-CVR-838 Onyx and East Properties, LLC by Michael Rabinowitch. Rezoning of 2.09 acres from the D-4 district to the D-7 classification to provide for multi-family development. Variance of development standards of the Consolidated Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance to provide for a minimum livability space ratio of 0.886 (.95 required) and 13 feet between buildings (minimum 20 feet required). Hearing set for Thursday, February 9, 2017. (6:10-6:25 p.m.)
B. 6367 & 6371 Guilford Ave. Chris Short, Tom English and Matt Worthley, G Block, LLC and Monon Housing Partners, LLC by David and Justin Kingen. Rezoning of 0.47 acre from the C-4 (FF) District to the MU-2 (FF) classification. Variance of development standards of the Consolidated Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance to provide for a mixed-use building, without the required transparency (not permitted), with a portion of the west front setback being four feet (minimum five feet required), with the building height exceeding the maximum (35 feet permitted), with the building within the clear sight triangles of the abutting streets (not permitted), and with stairs and an enclosed outdoor seating area within the required front setback and right-of-way of Main Street (10-foot setback required, not permitted), with an off-site parking lot, with zero-foot setbacks from the front property lines (parking lots not permitted within 25 feet of a primary street frontage), and with deficient parking (not permitted). Hearing set for Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (6:25-6:40 p.m.) 

IV.Committee Discussion/Information (6:25-6:30 p.m.)

A. 6330 Guilford Avenue, Burger Fuel (6:40-6:55 p.m.)

V. Adjournment of portion of the open meeting and confirmation of next meeting.
February 28, 2017 6:00 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1660 Kessler Blvd.

Who We Are. The Land Use and Development Committee is a volunteer group of interested residents and business owners with a background in development, housing, commercial real estate, urban planning, and law that operates under the purview of the BRVA board. Land Use and Development Committee meetings and votes are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Check the event calendar for upcoming dates. 


The BRVA is a not-for-profit community organization serving residents and businesses in Broad Ripple. Founded in 1969, the BRVA is the oldest and largest volunteer organization actively working on initiatives that enrich the community, attract investment, amplify public spaces, and improve quality of life in Broad Ripple. The BRVA's mission is to support and encourage a spirit of community cooperation in Village development and beautification and to serve as a community liaison to the City of Indianapolis.