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Shelbyville Planning Commission defers 307-unit PUD

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 7:55 am


The Shelbyville Municipal Planning Commission considered a number of proposals, both residential and commercial, but avoided what was expected to be the most controversial item.

Prior to Thursday night’s regular meeting the developers asked to defer, until the May 23 meeting, the consideration of the Preserve at Lexington Planned Unit Development (P.U.D.) which plans to build a total of 307 residential units. The site is planned for the area behind Green Hills Subdivision off Union Street. The site would be just under 80 acres.

In commercial considerations the planning commission unanimously approved the following:

  • A site plan application for a 4,000-square-foot multi-tenant retail and office building with 33 parking spaces.
  • Cooper Christian Academy’s application for an 85,000-square-foot building located on the south side of Madison Street and east of Bethany Lane. Warren Landers, chairman of the planning commission, also serves on the board of directors for the academy and recused himself from voting.

The following procedural notifications must be completed:

  1. A Stormwater Detention Agreement to be recorded before final site approval by the City Engineer.
  2. All proposed improvements relating to structures, access drives and parking areas will be subject to floodplain regulations.
  3. A TDOT driveway permit will be required prior to the pre-construction meeting.
  4. No bus service shall be offered as no circulation plan showing wheel path routes was included in the site plan submission. But it is possible that if a circulation plan is submitted and approved by the City Engineer that a bus service could be offered.
  5. The proposed improvements shall be incorporated into the site plan before the site plan can be signed by the City Engineer.
  6. The final occupancy will only be issued after the completion of the off-site improvements.
  • A zoning amendment for a 3.38-acre parcel located on the north side of Eagle Boulevard and west of Hillcrest Drive from R-2 (low-medium density residential) to I-2 (General Industrial).
  • A site plan application for a 14,461-square-foot Charlie Erwin painting facility to be located at 136 Eaton Drive. The company specializes in commercial and industrial sandblasting, painting and fire proofing.
  • Two commercial site plans were administratively approved: Farm Credit Mid-America and 7Brew Coffee, a drive-thru coffee shop.

Residential considerations were:

  • A final plat application for Phase I of the Lucas Grove Park Subdivision, located on the north side of Lucas Road. There will be 22 total lots on the 11.2-acre site.
  • A preliminary plat for Phase I of the Fieldstone Planned Unit Development (PUD).

The approvals will be sent to the Shelbyville City Council for additional   consideration and final vote.