Taylorsville project to add commercial area gets another endorsement

Development moving forward

Another step has been taken toward transforming a former campground and adjacent farm field into the next big area for commercial development in German Township.

Initial approval was unanimously given this week for property owner HHH Properties LLC to rezone 65.52 acres of land in Taylorsville from agriculture to commercial by the Bartholomew County Commissioners.

If approved, the land — which is north of the Hardee’s Restaurant — could house new hotels, offices and several other types of commercial developments similar to what already prevails in the area, city/county planner Jeff Bergman said.

Final approval to the request could come as early as the June 5 commissioners’ meeting.

The HHH Properties request was unanimously approved by the Bartholomew County Plan Commission on May 10 after no opposition was expressed.

HHH representative Jill Fivecoat said the acreage has been owned by her family since 1820. Fivecoat, who lives in Greenville, South Carolina, said she and three other siblings formed the limited liability company.

Discussions are taking place with interested restaurants, as well as multi-family residential developers who are considering building housing units on the north end of the property, Breeden Inc. president Mark Pratt said.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.