10 Reasons to List Your Home in the Fall

Posted in Carmel/Westfield Neighborhoods on October 5th, 2017 by Anna Stout – Be the first to comment

Are you wondering if you should put your house on the market during the fall? Oftentimes potential Sellers ask this question because they are concerned about the upcoming holidays and the change in weather. So, I’ve listed a few points you might want to consider:

  • There are still many buyers in our market who were not able to find the home
    of their dreams because demand has been high and inventory has been low.
  • Buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the winter months, and less
    competition for you is a good thing!
  • Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in the spring, there will
    be less demand for your particular home in the fall. Less demand now means
    more money for you!
  • Some people must buy to reinvest “tax free exchange funds” for tax reasons!
  • January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since
    transferees cannot wait until spring to buy, you need to be on the market
    during the holidays to capture that market!
  • Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to
    restrict showings during the days you would prefer not to have people in the
    house.
  • Most people think they should list in March and April. So, listing ahead of
    time, you can be one of only a limited number of properties available.
  • Builders have really cut back on new construction inventory homes during
    the fall & winter, so buyers are forced to buy preowned homes.
  • By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer
    during the spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money.
    This could allow you to sell high and buy low!
  • You can sell now for more money, and arrange for a delayed closing or
    extended temporary lease back (extended occupancy) until early next year!

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Please contact us for a showing 317-828-0299

 

Bike Share Made Easy Carmel IN

Posted in Community Events on June 27th, 2017 by Anna Stout – Be the first to comment

City of Carmel

www.carmel.in.gov                                              One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

NEWS RELEASE

Date:            June 26, 2017

Contact:      Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474

Release:       Immediate

 Carmel Bike Share Pioneers New Technology

Carmel, IN – It just got easier than ever to join, ride and enjoy the Carmel Bike Share program with the debut of a new mobile app and locking system that lets riders rent and ride bikes at the touch of a button on their phones. A sleek new interface on the mobile app streamlines the process of creating a new account and offers easy access to rider support, while new mapping technology provides point-by-point directions to the nearest docking station. Developed by Carmel’s Bike Share provider, Zagster, the new technology platform is the first of its kind in the U.S. bike share industry — and Carmel is one of the first programs in the nation to offer it to riders.

“Carmel is proud to partner with Zagster to offer the newest technology to our community. With more than 188 miles of multi-use paths and trails, we have always placed a high value on transportation alternatives for both residents and visitors,” said Mayor Jim Brainard. “Growing our Carmel Bike Share program supports our efforts to continue being a bicycle-friendly community.”

Now, with just the single touch of a button in the new Zagster app, riders can control a Bluetooth-enabled locking system that features two points of security. A new locking mechanism allows riders to tether bikes to non-Zagster stations for mid-ride stops. It’s important to note that riders will need to return their bikes to a Zagster station to end their trip.

This unique hybrid model, which blends dockless locking for mid-trip stops with fixed station locations for beginning and ending rides, is key because it allows Carmel’s riders to plan their trips around their destinations — and not just around station locations. And because the locking system has no detachable pieces that could be misplaced or misused, the new user experience is versatile, convenient and hassle-free.

“Our riders wanted the ability to make several stops along their way more easily and lock their bike without having to be at a share station. Zagster worked to accommodate them based on feedback and we’re pleased they were able to do so,” said Brainard. “The idea is to make the ride as convenient as possible to reduce any barrier the rider may have.”

The Carmel Bike Share features 90 bikes at 11 locations for users to make local, on-demand trips. Riders can join the program by signing up for monthly or annual memberships. Rides for the first hour are free, and then just three dollars per hour after that for memberships. Daily and hourly rates are also available. For more information, including a map of locations and a registration form can be found at zagster.com/carmel.

About Zagster

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Zagster is the largest and fastest-growing bike-share provider in the United States. Zagster works directly with more than 150 communities in more than 30 states across North America to make bike sharing available in areas where traditional bike-share providers can’t reach. Unlike other programs in which riders must drop off bikes at designated stations for every stop, Zagster’s programs give users the freedom to ride as long as they want, wherever they want. And because Zagster manages all aspects of its programs — from bikes and technology, to maintenance and marketing — Zagster partners can create and deploy scalable bike-share systems that best suit their needs and work within their budgets.

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Late Night on Main St Carmel IN

Posted in Community Events on May 26th, 2017 by Anna Stout – Be the first to comment

City of Carmel

www.carmel.in.gov                                              One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

Date:            May 25, 2017

Contact:      Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474

Release:       Immediate

 

 

‘Late Night on Main’ returns to Main Street

Friday night event is first of 4 street parties in 2017

 

CARMEL, IN –Are you ready for a late night street party in the Carmel Arts & Design District? Join us Friday, May 26, from 9 p. m. to Midnight for the first of four “Late Night on Main” events on Main Street. The City will shut down the block just east of Range Line Road to make way for musical entertainment from the Carl Storie Band, dancing in the street and enjoying the eats and treats from local vendors who will be staying up late with us.

Late Night on Main was launched in 2016 as part of the U.S. Mayors Conference Opening Night celebration. The city received a great deal of positive feedback on that event and another held in conjunction with the BMW Championship, prompting the expansion to four events in 2017.

“Our goal with these exciting late night events in the Arts & Design District is to boost our night life entertainment and bring people together to share music, dining and a little shopping in a unique setting under the stars,” said Mayor Jim Brainard. “The events also provide a great opportunity to see the new developments underway and businesses in the District that they might not notice if they only drive through or have not visited recently.”

With our goal of bringing more attention to different sections of Main Street, the Late Night on Main events will be moved east and west on Main Street throughout the year. Last year, both events were held in the city block near the Monon Greenway, but this year, our first Late Night on Main will be a few blocks to the west. Patrons on the patios of Woody’s Library Restaurant and Agave Mexican Grill will have front row seats to the show!

This means Main Street from Range Line Road to 1st Avenue NE/NW will be closed Friday beginning about 3 p.m. so preparations can be made, including the placement of a stage for the band. Detour signs will be in place to direct traffic around the closure.  Plan for extra time Friday evening if your commute includes Main Street.

Mark your calendars for upcoming Late Night on Main events July 1, August 19 and October 7.

Parking is available at city parking garages and other public parking spaces. Click here to see a parking map.  (carmelartsanddesign.com/images/Carmel_District_ParkingMap.pdf)

Stay on top of any changes or added features by following the City of Carmel on Twitter (twitter.com/cityofcarmel) and liking us on Facebook (facebook.com/City-of-Carmel-Indiana-Government-166743870955)

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2017 Concerts at the Gazebo Carmel IN

Posted in Community Events on May 23rd, 2017 by Anna Stout – Be the first to comment

Enjoy your summer evenings at the Gazebo with lots of music, dancing and family fun!!

ARBOR DAY AT THE FARMER’S MARKET

Posted in Community Events on April 27th, 2017 by Anna Stout – Be the first to comment

City of Carmel

www.carmel.in.gov                                                                One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

Date:            April 27, 2017

Contact:      Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474

Release:       Immediate

 

ARBOR DAY AT THE FARMER’S MARKET

Carmel Urban Forestry to give tips and free tree seedlings at May 6 event 

CARMEL, IN – Carmel will recognize its 29th Arbor Day on Saturday, May 6th at the opening day of the Carmel Farmers Market on Center Green.  The City of Carmel along with the Carmel Urban Forestry Committee will be present at Booth #9 from 8-11:30 a.m. to answer landscaping questions and provide guidance on proper tree planting, mulching and pruning while also handing out free tree seedlings including; Kentucky coffeetree, shagbark hickory and Norway spruce.

Carmel was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the 23rd consecutive year the City has been honored for its commitment to urban forest management. Carmel also received its 21st consecutive Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement and a higher level of tree care. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

“Everyone benefits when we educate and implement proper tree care practices. All we have to do is look around this spring season to see all the beauty the urban forest gives to our community,” said Nichole Speth, Carmel Urban Forestry Specialist.  “Only when trees are cared for properly will they grow and provide countless environmental, social and economic benefits.”

The urban forestry staff along and the Urban Forestry Committee will present the annual Donna Manlove Award and the Commercial Beautification Award to the recipients at a later date during the next CNAN meeting.

Please visit us at our booth where there will be International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists and City Urban Forestry staff to answer your questions.

  1. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,764 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Listed with CENTURY 21 Scheetz
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,581 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,393 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 4,644 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker - Kaiser
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,118 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Indpls Metro N
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,239 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Indpls Metro N

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Carmel to improve city zoning ordinance-5 min code

Posted in Carmel Real Estate News, New Home Construction on March 27th, 2017 by Anna Stout – Be the first to comment

City of Carmel

www.carmel.in.gov                                                                One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

MEDIA RELEASE

Date:            March 22, 2017

Contact:      Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474

Release:       Immediate 

Carmel to replace, improve city zoning ordinance

Fewer pages / 3 new zoning districts / ‘5-Minute’ code 

CARMEL, IN – After an 18-month long review of the City of Carmel’s subdivision control and zoning ordinance, planners with the Department of Community Services unveiled a new and improved version that streamlines topics, adds helpful images, eliminates redundancies and has about 80 fewer pages. The proposed ordinance also establishes three new zoning districts to better reflect the unique growth trends of the city, eliminates three outdated districts and promises to make it easier for users to quickly find what they need.

While this is a complete replacement ordinance and zoning map, most of the content remains the same as the existing ordinance. The proposed new Unified Development Ordinance replaces both the subdivision control and existing zoning ordinances.

“This is long overdue. Carmel’s zoning ordinance has been modified many times over the years, but the changes we are making this time will help us do a better job of guiding our unique growth in redevelopment areas, such as Midtown, as well as the U.S. 31 Corridor and other rapidly changing areas of our city,” said Mayor Jim Brainard. “We also paid close attention to making this new ordinance easier to use for developers and residents. We are calling this our ‘5-Minute Code’ because our goal is to make it possible for anyone, not just attorneys, to find what they need in five minutes or less.”

The proposed new Unified Development Ordinance was introduced Tuesday night, March 21, at the Carmel Plan Commission, which will review the changes, host a public hearing and send it to the Carmel City Council for final approval. The City contracted with Bradley Johnson of Ground Rules to review and update the ordinance.

There are no substantial changes proposed to residential areas in the city.

Among the notable new features:

  • Three new zoning districts have been added: Urban Residential, Urban Core and Office Core. These districts will emphasize “mixed-use” trends in Carmel’s redevelopment areas such as Midtown.
  • With changes proposed for the Meridian Corporate Corridor, it will be possible for the first time to mix residential and office units the same building, something previously prohibited. Changes have also been made to setbacks and landscaping rules to encourage more infill development.
  • Three existing zoning districts have been removed: Agricultural (AG) and Manufacturing I (M-1), districts covering large farms and heavy, intense manufacturing that have become obsolete as the city has developed and do not appear on the existing map; and Old Meridian District (OM) which served its original purpose to introduce mixed-use development to the area. The new mixed-use districts will largely replace the OM District. Farming is still a permitted use but will be regulated under another zoning classification.
  • All legal definitions within the ordinance have been placed under a single section, instead of being scattered throughout the document.
  • References to various steps in zoning have been made more consistent, replacing the current use of multiple acronyms and titles.
  • Helpful boxes, color icons and hyperlinks have been added throughout the new ordinance so that online users can quickly point and click their way to their desired information.

A public hearing will be held at the Carmel Plan Commission on April 18. You can find an overview and a copy of the proposed ordinance on the City of Carmel website here: www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=837.

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  1. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,214 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Listed with ERA Real Estate Links
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,610 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Listed with Carpenter, REALTORS®
  3. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 7,291 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,859 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Indy Metro S

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Stay Updated City of Carmel Construction Schedule

Posted in Carmel/Westfield Neighborhoods, Community Events on March 3rd, 2017 by Anna Stout – Be the first to comment

City of Carmel

www.carmel.in.gov                                                                One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

 

COMMUNITY ADVISORY

 

Date:            February 28, 2017

Contact:      Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474

Release:       Immediate

 

2017 Road Improvement Plans

for Carmel Announced

 

CARMEL, IN – The City of Carmel has a very aggressive construction schedule for 2017 and it will be important for you to plan ahead to make sure your regular routes are available and if not, to determine your best detour before you head out the door.

 

To help you stay connected, please take a moment to download the CarmelLink app so that you will have access to the latest road construction updates. Please note that the CarmelLink app requires the use of the Waze app, so you will be prompted to download that as well.

 

While we are providing a snapshot of projects planned for 2017, please remember there are many variables that affect the exact start and finish dates. We will send notices of closures or detours closer to the beginning of construction.

 

The projects below are listed under the month in which they will begin. There are various timelines for completion. For details, go to www.CarmelLink.com. Direct links are provided below when available.

 

2017 ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

 

March

Main Street Drainage improvement, 4th Avenue SW to Guilford Road

Towne Road Trail, 96th  Street to 106th  Street

Lake Shore Drive East Culvert replacement, just South of 106th Street

106th Street Culvert replacement, Michigan Road to Shelborne Road

            Greentree Drive Culvert replacement

Spring Mill Phase 2 boulevard reconstruction

126th Street improvement, Range Line Road to Keystone Avenue

 

 

April

            River Road reconstruction, Community Drive to 146th Street

116th Street and Towne Road Roundabout

126th Street and Gray Road Roundabout

136th Street and Gray Road Roundabout

Gray Road Culvert replacement, south of 146th Street

Ditch Road Path Project, 106th Street to 116th Street

Range Line Road and City Center Roundabout

 

May

Old Town Alley and Storm Water improvements

Carmel Drive and City Center Drive Roundabout

           

June

96th Street and Delegates Row Roundabout

96th Street and Gray Road Roundabout

Guilford Road and City Center Drive Roundabout

106th Street and Towne Road Roundabout

116th Street and Hazel Dell Parkway Roundabout

 

July

Range Line Road reconstruction 136th Street to U.S. 31 overpass

Range Line Road and 136th Street Roundabout adjustment

4th Street NW reconstruction

5th Street NE curb construction

 

August

Range Line Road and 4th Street Roundabout

Guilford Road and Carmel Drive Roundabout

Monon Boulevard Construction, City Center Drive to Main Street

 

Fall 2017

            96th Street and Hazel Dell Road Roundabout

Range Line Road and Executive Drive Roundabout

96th Street and Priority Way Roundabout

Carmel Drive and Old Meridian Street Roundabout

96th Street and Keystone Parkway interchange (preliminary work)

Gray Road and Main Street Roundabout

Range Line Road reconstruction, 116th Street to Main Street

Foster Estates drainage improvements

Main Street Path project, Harrowgate Drive to Cool Creek Court

Carey Road Path project, Hawthorne Drive to Edinburg Drive

Shelborne Road Path project, 106th Street to 116th Street

 

 

 

NEW

South West Clay Storm Water and Multi-use Path

Several multi-use paths are being added to the South West Clay area, as the City continues to make improvements set forth in the annexation agreement with this area. Nearly all of the work will happen off the roadway, primarily along Ditch Road, Towne Road  and Shelborne Road. All these projects, including roundabout construction, will improve pedestrian connectivity and storm water mitigation in this area.

 

UPDATED

Crooked Stick Drainage / Storm Water and Multi-use Path

A variety of drainage issues in the crooked Stick area will be improved by this project, which will also include construction of multi-use paths on the west side of Ditch Road between 106th and 116th Streets.  Storm drainage improvements also will be included as part of this project, which is expected to be completed by mid-July, 2017.

 

UPDATED

West Carmel Drive Path Project

One westbound lane on Carmel Drive will be closed during construction of a new path to connect U.S. 31 to Keystone Parkway, a project that began last fall. Expect lane restrictions to resume once weather permits construction to begin again. The path will link existing path along the north edge of West Carmel Drive, just west of 3rd Avenue to the intersection near North Clark Street. This portion of the city’s path project is expected to conclude in April, 2017.

 

UPDATED

126th Street Improvements between Range Line Road and Keystone Avenue

Road improvements have been underway, including multi-use paths and storm water management, since last year. In 2017, traffic will be maintained in the westerly direction for the duration of the project. This project is anticipated to last until summer of 2017.

Detour Route: Use Main Street and 116th Street for eastbound traffic. Keystone Parkway and Guilford Avenue will be main routes connecting drivers to eastbound detour routes.

 

UPDATED

Spring Mill Road Improvements

Beginning in March, Spring Mill Road will be closed between Millridge Drive and 106th Street for three months to reconstruct Spring Mill Road and replace a large culvert. Meanwhile, work that began last year will continue on Spring Mill Road and motorists should expect lane restrictions and closures.

 

CarmelLink 2.0 Update

CARMEL LINK 2.0 is a concentrated infrastructure improvement program that will result in the completion of new roundabout intersections along Gray Road, 96th Street, Range Line Road, 116th Street, Guilford Road, Pennsylvania Street, Spring Mill Road, Towne Road, Keystone Parkway with a new interchange at 96th Street, storm water management and drainage improvement projects throughout the City of Carmel. It will also include the upgrade of a large section of Range Line Road and other miscellaneous improvements over the next three-years.

 

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For any remaining questions or concerns please contact City of Carmel Engineering Department at 317-571-2441 or email Engineering Administrator Joshua Kirsh at jkirsh@carmel.in.gov

 

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  1. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,214 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Listed with ERA Real Estate Links
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,610 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Listed with Carpenter, REALTORS®
  3. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 7,291 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,859 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Indy Metro S
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,581 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,393 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,556 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,374 sqft
    Listed with F.C. Tucker Company

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Monon Greenway Widening

Posted in Community Events on February 13th, 2017 by Anna Stout – Be the first to comment

City of Carmel
www.carmel.in.gov One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

NEWS RELEASE

Date: February 7, 2017
Contact: Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474
Release: Immediate

Monon Greenway to be widened through Midtown, Arts & Design District; new bike lanes, sidewalks, green spaces

CARMEL, IN – The City of Carmel announced today a major widening and expansion of the popular Monon Greenway through the heart of Midtown and the Arts & Design District – a new Monon Boulevard that will transform the current 12-foot wide path into a multi-faceted 140-foot wide right-of-way section that will include new dedicated lanes for cycling, buffer zones, sidewalks, green spaces, one-way streets with additional parking on either side of the trail and a new Midtown Plaza at 4th Street SW near the Allied Solutions corporate headquarters.
The expanded trail will serve a rapidly growing Midtown redevelopment area where the city is partnering with private developers to create a new, vibrant corridor connecting our City Center and Arts & Design redevelopment districts, which will include a mix of offices, restaurants, retail and residential units in what was once city’s primary industrial area.
“This new expanded Monon Boulevard will quickly become a major epicenter of activity in Midtown and the Arts & Design District; a place where our residents and visitors will be able to take a stroll after a show at the Palladium, walk or bike to dinner or spend a Saturday afternoon with their children and pets on the trail or in one of many new green spaces and plazas,” said Mayor Jim Brainard. “It is also designed to function as a corridor for many who will live and work in this area, providing a safe way to commute to their jobs or take a short walk to the market.”
An average of more than 300,000 people run, walk or bike on the Monon Greenway from Main Street traveling south to the Palladium each year, making it one of the most congested stretches of the trail in Carmel. The new project will separate those who are on the trail for leisure and those who are more aggressively seeking physical activity.
In addition, the plans call for neighborhood green spaces, additional trees, arts plazas, community benches, kiosks, spray plaza, bocce ball court, connections to popular destinations and the Midtown Plaza that will feature bicycle parking, public art, outdoor café spaces and other features.
Plans call for work to begin by July of 2017 and take about 12 months to complete. The estimated cost of the Monon Boulevard and Midtown Plaza projects ranges from $20 million to $23 million, which will come from a variety of sources including bonds and developer commitments. The Monon Greenway will be detoured during portions of this construction project.

  1. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,292 sq ft
    Listed with F.C. Tucker Company
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,214 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Listed with ERA Real Estate Links
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,610 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Listed with Carpenter, REALTORS®
  4. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 7,291 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,859 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Indy Metro S
  5. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,764 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Listed with CENTURY 21 Scheetz

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Carmel IN homes for ‘Airbnb’ rentals

Posted in Carmel/Westfield Neighborhoods on January 25th, 2017 by Anna Stout – Be the first to comment
City of Carmel
www.carmel.in.gov                                             One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032
 
NEWS RELEASE
 
Date:           January 17, 2017
Contact:      Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474
Release:      Immediate
 
 
Carmel addresses use of homes for ‘Airbnb’ rentals
 
CARMEL, IN – In response to an increase in the number of homes listed on various “Airbnb” websites, offering overnight accommodations for travelers, has prompted the City of Carmel to send letters (attached) to homeowners alerting them that they are in violation of city zoning laws and that they have 10 days to cease operations or file for a zoning variance.
            City officials have received a number of complaints from local residents, Homeowners Associations and representatives of local hotels about the issue, prompting today’s action. The letters were mailed by the City’s Department of Community Services, which oversees planning and zoning matters.
            “Although we share in the excitement and appreciation of the many new ways in which we can connect with each other globally and do business by using modern technology for travel and entertainment purposes, we must also be sensitive to the impact these new things are having on our community – including your neighbors and our local businesses,” the letter states. “Businesses such as our local hotels must invest a lot of money to meet the requirements of their zoning and be able to legally operate as a hotel. Because of that, we don’t believe it is fair to our hotels to allow someone to operate a competing business when they are not held to that same higher standard of construction because of their zoning classification.”
            Homes located in a “Residential Single Family” zoned area must be used as a single residence, not as a business. Homeowners are not able to “suddenly turn it into a restaurant, a dry-cleaning business, factory or – as is apparently the case now – a hotel or bed-and-breakfast.”
Doing so would be unfair to neighbors and local businesses and would be contrary to the community’s zoning laws. The letter explains the legal process in which a homeowner can ask for a legal zoning variance to allow for a different use.
            The city has now notified homeowners that they must cease operation as a commercial user – including the removal of their home from any websites advertising such things – within the next 10 days in order to avoid any further action by a Code Enforcement Inspector, until such time that a homeowner obtains a zoning change or legal variance.
If residents of Carmel suspect such activity is taking place in their neighborhood, they should report it to the City of Carmel, Department of Community Services by calling 317-571-2417.
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Carmel IN Homes for Sale

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,610 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Listed with Carpenter, REALTORS®
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,581 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,393 sqft
    Listed with Keller Williams Indy Metro NE
  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,556 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,374 sqft
    Listed with F.C. Tucker Company
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 4,644 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Listed with Coldwell Banker - Kaiser
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,790 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Listed with JBG, Inc.

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Keeneland Park Westfield IN

Posted in Carmel/Westfield Neighborhoods on June 1st, 2016 by Anna Stout – Be the first to comment

Getting to Know Keeneland Park in Westfield Indiana

In the booming community of Westfield, Keeneland Park is a family-friendly neighborhood built by Beazer Homes. The homes in the community feature traditional and Victorian architecture, with updated and helpful amenities. Beazer home plans available in the neighborhood include the Camden, Bradley, Juniper, Greenwich and Jefferson. Most of the home plans have three to four bedrooms with two to three bedrooms.

Found at 169th Street and Springmill Road in Westfield, the community is conveniently located near Grand Park, downtown Westfield and Meridian Street/US 31. Residents are near numerous shopping and dining options including Wal-Mart, Kroger, Target, Kohls, Hobby Lobby and Clay Terrace Mall. The neighborhood boasts a swimming pool and sports court, as well as lots of green space. Kids in the community attend the award-winning Westfield Washington School District.

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,069 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,810 sqft
    Listed with ERA Real Estate Links
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,376 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
    Listed with ERA Real Estate Links
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 3,425 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,766 sqft
    Listed with HMS Real Estate, LLC
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,140 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Listed with Real Results, Inc.
  5. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,911 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Listed with CENTURY 21 Scheetz

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