By Maggie Kenworthy
WARSAW — The meeting of the Warsaw Plan Commission held this evening, May 11, looked different this month as commissioners attended virtually. City Planner Jeremy Skinner, Senior City Planner Justin Taylor and Administrative Assistant Kim Arnold were physically present during the meeting.
The only item on the agenda was a final plat approval for 802 Center Subdivision, which is the long-awaited senior housing project.
Preliminary plat approval was given at the February Plan Commission meeting, with final approval pending on the purchase of all the parcels. Taylor informed the commissioners that the acquisition had taken place.
“The alleyway running east-west through the property will be vacated to accommodate future development,” explained Taylor. “Access to utilities will be maintained along Market Street with the addition of an easement in the southeast corner.”
For the public portion of the meeting, a phone number and email address were provided for anyone wishing to speak on the matter. The public was invited to text or email their comments and was given four minutes to respond after the number and email were provided.
While waiting on public comment, Skinner, gave an update on the project. He explained that the project was originally brought up as a Stellar Project in 2016. This senior, affordable housing is through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. Residents will pay rent, but the exact amount will be calculated based on their income. When finished, the complex will consist of 72 units.
According to Skinner, construction is expected to begin “here shortly.”
No one from the public responded during the given time.
The commissioners then voted on the final plat approval, which passed unanimously.