Mishawaka Common Council unanimously approved annexation for future housing development

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - The Mishawaka Common Council voted to annex 13.5 acres, part of a 20.5-acre site, on the northwest corner of Fir Road and Beacon Parkway to build a 320-unit market rate housing development. 

The council voted, Monday night, to adopt a written fiscal plan and develop a policy for annexation located on vacant land.

Ken Prince, Director of Planning and Community Development for Mishawaka, spoke about the improvements needed for the area, voicing concerns from neighbors. 

"No capital improvements were required that would not be provided by the developers," said Prince. 

All access, apart from emergency access to the road, will be provided by Beacon.

Prince addressed concerns about the road's conditions raised from residents living on Fir Rd., saying, "When you look at the improvements we did with Beacon, […] a section is already improved in front of the annexation."

He said around 100 feet is improved, leaving an additional 300 needing improvement.

With no opposition to the resolution, the council unanimously passed the vote. 

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