Part of Grandview property being eyed for townhouses at Cleveland and Gumwood in Mishawaka

The empty lot Monday, July 11, 2022 at the intersection of Cleveland and Gumwood Roads in Granger.
The empty lot Monday, July 11, 2022 at the intersection of Cleveland and Gumwood Roads in Granger.

MISHAWAKA — A 66-unit townhouse proposal at the Grandview site formerly considered for a new Menard's store at Cleveland and Gumwood roads is being pursued by the site's owners.

Grandview Acquisitions LLC, property owner, is seeking Plan Commission approval for part of the Grandview planned unit development.

Owners are seeking plat approval for a two-lot subdivision — with the 66 townhouses being placed at the northwest corner of the land. Plans for the remainder of the property were not disclosed.

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In April, Grandview Acquisitions came before the Plan Commission to get approval for its final site plan for the townhouses.

Steve Ruby, of Abonmarche Consultants, told the commission the area being developed would have pocket parks for green spaces, and various walkways would be built.

The area also would be connected to the Granger Paths system in the future, Ruby said, with construction of a 10-foot wide trail in future phases of the Grandview plan.

No information was immediately available on price points for the townhouses.

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The Grandview property formerly was considered as a location for a Menard's store. In August 2019, after public outcry against the proposal to move the Main Street Menard's to a new building at Cleveland and Gumwood roads, the proposal was withdrawn from consideration by the Common Council, which needed to approve the plans.

Menards officials at that time proposed a two-story, 134,000-square-foot building with a 176,000-square-foot outdoor lumber yard to replace its smaller North Main Street store.

A neighborhood meeting attended in August 2019 by 150 people said the traffic congestion there would be dangerous. They also said they had expected eateries and shops and other types of development at the Grandview site.

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Developers pointed out that a home improvement store like Menards was a permitted use in the Grandview development plans in addition to townhouses, shops and restaurants. Despite that, developers eventually withdrew the proposed changes before the council, essentially ending the development plans.

Tuesday night, Ruby said the plat approval will allow the townhouse portion of the development to proceed.

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