Culver Town Council Considers Ordinance that Rezones Property for The Paddocks Project

An ordinance that changes the zoning of a portion of the Sand Hill Farms, LLC property in Culver from Suburban Residential to Planned Unit Development was considered by the Culver Town Council members Tuesday night. 

The property will house The Paddocks housing development near the Sand Hill Farms workforce housing development.  The Paddocks will feature seven buildings.  Three buildings will have eight townhomes each and three buildings with eight apartments each along with a community building.  Rent will be income-based.  Developer Kevin Berger said previously that the project will start this July with the entire project to be complete by January 2021, as outlined in specific funding and planning paperwork.  One of the townhome buildings could open up in late 2020 for occupancy.

Architect Brent Martin said Tuesday night that the Culver Plan commission approved the initial plat for the development under a couple of stipulations.  The updates would include the creation of an easement to allow for connectivity to Cass Street so a walking path could be constructed in that area.  A second update would include an easement in order to install sanitary sewers. 

A public hearing on the proposed ordinance did not gather any comments.  With that, the council members unanimously approved the first reading of the ordinance, suspended the rules and passed the ordinance on second and third readings.