Developers are set to break ground Wednesday on a 280-acre housing project in central Indiana. Plans for Jackson's Grant on Williams Creek call for seven neighborhoods on the property. A spokeswoman for Ohio-based Republic Development LLC says the project could total between $200 million and $300 million. October 13, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Seven custom neighborhoods will soon be built as part of Jackson's Grant on Williams Creek. The area features 280 acres of rolling land immediately north and west of the intersection of 116th Street and Spring Mill Road. It also includes the Williams Creek system and pockets of woodlands that will become focal points of the residential development.
The name pays tribute to the fact that a major portion of the land was passed down to an Indiana resident in a Presidential Grant from Andrew Jackson. Since that time, the land has only had two owners – one being the Bookwalter family and the last being the Frenzel family. For years, the site hosted foxhunts and a variety of riding and social events. The area will now be available to a wide range of homeowners including those looking for a zero maintenance lifestyle to family homes to luxury estates.
The land is being conscientiously planned and developed by keeping the banks of Williams Creek and its tributaries as a community amenity, for enjoyment year around. Large pockets of woodlands, including one of 13-acres, will be left untouched. Instead of retention ponds, the development will feature bio-swales, areas of native plants and grasses that will absorb and distribute the elements.
Republic Development LLC is a Toledo, Ohio based company whose local experience includes developing Saxony, in Fishers. The Pattern Book that will guide the development has been prepared by the internationally acclaimed firm of Looney Ricks Kiss, winners of several awards for their design and planning work.
Source: Republic Development LLC