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Office park plan sees opposition

May 1, 2019

Neighborhood opposition has developed concerning a proposal to rezone 2.5  acres of land along Coldwater Road on Fort Wayne’s north side for an office park.

The proposal by Sycamore Pointe Holdings LLC, Fort Wayne, is to build two multi-unit office buildings at 11305 Coldwater, on the west side of Coldwater between Badiac Road and Marcelle Drive in Perry Township.

To accommodate the project, the land must be rezoned from agriculture/low-density residential to professional offices and personal services, the most restrictive commercial classification.

Neighbor Linda Galloway said residents are concerned about increased traffic, saying the location is near a day care center and close to roads that serve as egress from residential developments.

She said residents already have difficulty exiting and entering their neighborhoods from already congested Coldwater Road.

Some residents also have expressed concern that the proposed development backs up to wetlands and that “stacking” two 114,000-square-foot buildings has not been done in the immediate area.

State corporations records show the registered agent for Sycamore Pointe is Neil A. Schroeder, Fort Wayne. Schroeder could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Also sought is approval of a primary development plan.

A Fort Wayne Plan Commission public hearing on the project is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday in Room 35 of Citizens Square.

rsalter@jg.net