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Judge Orders Ellettsville Plan Commission To Approve Development

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The complex will be built on Raymond Way, despite opposition from nearby residents.

A Monroe County Judge is ordering the Ellettsville Plan Commission to approve a Bloomington-based developer’s plan to build an apartment complex near the Litten Estates subdivision.

Quality Realty and Development LLC sued the Ellettsville Plan Commission last year for voting against their proposal. Now, the Plan Commission will need to approve the complex at its next meeting in November.

The complex will be built on Raymond Way, despite opposition from nearby residents.

“First I was worried about property value. And then you have the safety of the people who are going to be living there, and the kids crossing the streets to go to the gas station. Those are some concerns we brought up,” says Litten Estates resident Ben Scherschel.

He says he originally moved to the subdivision because it was a quieter area without apartments. Now he and his wife are concerned with the noise that could come with the 68-unit development. Scherschel attended a community meeting to ask questions regarding rent prices and costs that he says went unanswered.

Rob Ramsey, another resident who attended previous meetings with the Plan Commission to advocate against the complex, says it could change the nature of the neighborhood.

“It would change the area from just being single family residences to having this high density, big chunk of apartment building,” Ramsey says. “We didn’t feel that it fit with the surrounding environment.”

Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth Cure sided with Quality Realty and Development LLC in court after finding no substantial evidence that the development would violate Ellettsville codes and standards.

The Plan Commission will now need to approve the proposal at its next meeting on Nov. 2.

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