By Matt Werner For The Lebanon Reporter
---- — Zionsville — Just because Lids announced their plans to move into the Creekside Corporate Park doesn’t mean work is done for the Zionsville Redevelopment Commission.
The work is just beginning when talking about the master plan for the north side of the property being prepared by Rundell Ernstberger and Associates.
Commissioner Brad Johnson gave a brief update to the commission during its Monday night meeting about the work being done.
Johnson said they are very good at identifying features of the land and how those features may work with development.“Since they are landscape architects, they took a more ecologically sensitive perspective,” he said. “On a scale of 1 to 10, they were probably around a nine, and we want to be more in the middle. We want to preserve the most sensitive spots, but we are wanting to move away from that approach particularly the closer you get to Bennett (Parkway).”Johnson said Rundell is still waiting to receive some information.“Once they get those things, they’ll take a look at drives, curb cuts and things like that,” he said. “We’re meeting with them in a couple of weeks, and they hope to have two or three scenarios at that time. We’ll hopefully refine it to one by the end, and they’ll put the final touches on it then before presenting it to us.”Johnson said when they present to the commission, it will be open for refinement and input.“The plans are always pliable, but we need to get the bones together,” he said. “Right now, we don’t have an idea for that.”Johnson said he anticipates Rundell to have a plan to present to the commission by its March meeting.
The commission’s next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the Town Hall Community Room, 1100 W. Oak St.