A little over six acres near I-65 and County Road 200 South in Columbus has been approved for rezoning by the Columbus City Council.
The owner of the property, which is located between the Woodland Farms and Shadow Creek Farms subdivisions, asked the council for approval to change the property’s zoning from “Agriculture: Preferred” to Residential: Single-Family 2 with Commitments. Jeff Bergman, Bartholomew County Planning Director, explained that the plan for the property is to divide it into four or five lots, comprising at least one-acre each. A pond, nearly one-acre in size, is also on the property. Under zoning rules, that property could be divided into a maximum of 22 lots, said Bergman. However, the property owner told the council that due to the fact that real estate and development is not his main line of work, he wants to keep the process as uncomplicated as possible. There is currently one home on the site, which the property owner says will remain.
Work on the development has yet to begin in earnest, said the owner, as he was awaiting approval from the city council, as well as a topography and land survey. Council members voted unanimously to approve the request.