About a week and a half ago, information became available about a housing development proposal coming before the Hendricks County Commission Meeting on April 5, 2005. The proposed development is named Foxhaven and is planned to be located in Hendricks County just west of the Marion County line along 86th Street. The proposal is for approximately 700 homes on 380 acres. The impact of increased traffic on 86th Street through Traders Point heading for Indianapolis will affect our area greatly. We already have heavy traffic through TP and don’t want more to influence widening of 86th Street. The current 20-year plan of Marion County does not include widening. Additionally, the developer of Foxhaven has not made it known how sewage and storm water from the planned housing development will be handled. The area is not sewered so the guess is the developer would put in a small package sewage treatment plant. The existing examples of these type treatment plants throughout Indiana are notable for operation and maintenance problems. The discharge from such a treatment plant at the planned Foxhaven location would go into Eagle Creek or a tributary and eventually flow into the Eagle Creek Reservoir.
Hendricks County residents opposed to this development are looking to Traders Point residents for support in their cause. There is a planning meeting among the residents of both areas scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at 7 PM, in the West 86th Street Clubhouse, to prepare for the Hendricks County Commission Meeting on April 5, 2005. (Time and location for the commission meeting will be posted later.)
Please try to attend these meetings to help our neighbors in Hendricks County which will simultaneously help our situation in Traders Point.