Huntertown subdivision posing issues in northwest Allen County

Crews continue their work developing land for a subdivision in northwest Allen County. Town officials say although, behind schedule, they are looking forward to the future, but some neighbors aren't so sure.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019 12:10 PM
Updated: Nov 11, 2019 12:16 PM

HUNTERTOWN, Ind. (WFFT) — Crews continue their work developing land for the Copper Creek subdivision in northwest Allen County.

Huntertown officials say although, behind schedule, they are looking forward to the future, but some neighbors aren't so sure.

Town officials are waiting to see their area grow exponentially with the addition of one major subdivision.

"It was first brought to the attention three years ago. It's still in unincorporated Huntertown so it's technically county land why they have jurisdiction on certain land uses," Councilman Brandon Seifert said.

Seifert at first there was some backlash between residents of nearby subdivisions.

"The connections that were listed and shown to the planning commission their concern was that we would be going into there housing addition causing more traffic and concerns of speeding," he explained.

It's why many showed up last year to voice their concern with the subdivision, which would be more than 900 units.

Allen County commissioners approved the subdivision and all has been smooth, until questions came up a few weeks ago.

"We're going to put some landscaping, trees something so that there is a barrier where there won't be any traffic coming from Copper Creek to Hidden Oaks," Seifert added.

It deals with connections into and out of the subdivision, which were cleared up recently with developers and city officials.

The subdivision will not have the same entrance and exit as the nearby ones, which alleviates the need of traffic lights, a main problem with residents nearby.

Seifert says he's excited to see the town grow, and is letting crews get back to work.

"They want to try and get some stuff done this year because they're a little behind the ball but I'm sure we'll be in talks in the next year in the spring."

The subdivision will contain nearly 700 single-family homes and around 250 duplex rentals.

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