Warsaw Area Plan Commission approved a final plat Monday for Park Ridge South for the subdividing of 19.888 acres into 41 lots.
In presenting the petition by Granite Ridge Builders, City Planner Justin Taylor said, “The petitioner for the Park Ridge South subdivision is requesting final plat approval for section 1, which will subdivide just under 20 acres into 41 lots. The average lot size for section 1 is 11,500 square feet.”
The preliminary plat for the subdivision off Ranch Road was approved by the plan commission in March 2022.
If approved, Taylor said, a letter of credit or bond will be required to ensure the completion of the paving needed for the newly platted public right-of-way. Stormwater controls in section 1 have been shown to function independently, so no bond or letter of credit will be required for grading before the final plat can be recorded. He recommended the board grant approval for the final plat of the Park Ridge South subdivision section 1.
City engineer and Plan Commission member Aaron Ott said, “Unfortunately, the timing of construction last year, they just ran out of time to get the surface paved, so we had to wait until asphalt plants open here in this spring before we could get that surface done. That was the only concern I had and that’s been addressed.”
Commission Vice President and Councilwoman Diane Quance asked, “Will this be on the new lift station?”
Ott said it would be on the new lift station that is 99.9% done. “NIPSCO electric work is still to be had, but, yes, this subdivision is tied directly into the new sewage lift station, and it’s ready to go. The lift station should be ready to go within days, so it’ll be ready as soon as some houses are built,” he stated.
There were no remonstrators to the petition and the petitioner’s representative did not speak.
Ott made a motion to approve the final plat, Commission member Jim Gast seconded it and it was approved unanimously.
While there were no other petitions before the commission, Taylor mentioned that he will be bringing an ordinance regarding storage units to the city council on Feb. 20.
“This board reviewed that last year,” he said.
The ordinance will restrict storage facilities from going into districts zoned commercial unless they have a variance to do so “for all the reasons we discussed last time,” Taylor said.
In other business, the Plan Commission re-elected Rick Keeven as president and Councilwoman Diane Quance as vice president for 2024. They acknowledged Kim Arnold as the recording secretary.
Keeven also was reappointed by the commission to the Warsaw Board of Zoning Appeals as the commission’s representative for 2024.