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Floyd County Public Meeting. Amendment to the County Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance for New Albany Township Area . What this is not? This is not about annexation This is not about connecting to sanitary sewers This is not about an specific projects.

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Floyd CountyPublic Meeting

Amendment to the County

Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance for New Albany Township Area


  • What this is not?

    • This is not about annexation

    • This is not about connecting to sanitary sewers

    • This is not about an specific projects


  • County Commissioners and County Plan Commission have started efforts to re-establish jurisdiction in area known as the City of New Albany Two Mile Fringe

  • County is working under the auspices of Indiana Code 36-7-4-206


  • Today – meetings split

    • Requesting feedback from community in development of plan components

    • Explain changes for residents in terms of zoning and process


  • Approximately 6,000 acres of land under City control in terms of planning and zoning

  • Three distinct sub-areas

    • SR 111 South

    • Foot of Knobs

    • Charlestown-Grant Line Road


  • SR 111 South Area

    • Predominately low impact residential development due to environmental sensitive areas of flood plains and steep slopes


  • Foot of Knobs

    • Approximately 1,549 acres

    • Limited development opportunity due to steep slopes


  • Charlestown and Grant Line Road Area

    • Most diverse and high opportunity for growth

    • Residential development

    • Industrial development

    • Commercial development


  • Population Projections

    • Anticipate a 4.5 to 8 percent increase 2020

    • Limited due to reduction in available land


  • Recreational and Park Land

    • Area is least served areas with high population base

    • Only park in fringe area is Herman Collier Park located off Wabash Avenue

    • Need for additional park land and trails is evident and should be chief concern


  • Zoning Process

    • Previous approved projects with City of New Albany will remain valid as per requirements set forth in State law.

    • Pre-existing lots not meeting new County standards will be considered legal-non-conforming status as long as deed is dated prior to final approval by County Commissioners


  • Zoning Process

    • County Plan Commission Office would be point of contact for all variances, conditional uses, special exceptions and other administrative acts for Board of Zoning Appeals

    • County Plan Commission Office would be point of contact for all subdivision, development review, zoning and Planned Unit Development acts for Plan Commission


  • County Plan Commission Office is located in new Pine View Government Center on Corydon Pike

  • Any new development would require approval from the County agency

  • Changes in zoning would go in front of the County Commissioners


  • Current Zoning map from City


  • Proposed zoning map changes –

    • SR 111 property to be classified as AR

    • Foot of Knobs property to be classified as RS – if not connected to sewers would following zoning for ¾ acre lot with two lateral fields

    • Charlestown Road and Grant Line Road areas for potential development will be based zoned as RS

    • Areas zoned commercial or industrial will be zoned accordingly to County zoning – GC or GI


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