Plan commission approves housing development, shopping center
A 148-lot housing development north of The Chapel in Aboite Township and the basic layout of a seven-lot shopping center at Lower Huntington Road and a realigned Ernst Road in Lafayette Township were approved this afternoon by the Allen County Plan Commission.
Both votes were unanimous and immediately followed public hearings on the projects.
Two residents spoke in opposition to the housing plan. A parent cited the development’s entrance directly across from Woodside Middle School and Covington Elementary School as posing a hazard to children and worsening tie-ups at pick-up and drop-off times.
The other resident voiced a concern about potential drainage problems.
Residents hoping to get more details about the shopping center left without them, as proponents said they had no information about who might be interested in locating there.