In the latest release of the DMD’s Hearing Examiner’s report, an interesting rezoning case was listed on page 76. King Park Development wants this strip of land between 21st and 20th Street on the Monon Trail to be rezoned from I-3 (Industrial) to D-8 (traditional urban single family housing):
Given that this strip is actually not fronted by a public street, but is instead placed between an alley an the Monon Trail, any housing development here would have to be a little creative. The rezoning case provides such an option, where 16 houses would use the Monon Trail as the public street, and vehicle access would be provided down the alley:
This would automatically make this single block of Monon Trail be one of the safest blocks for riders and walkers, as these houses would have their potential front porches facing the popular trail. According to King Park CDC, it’s just an idea for now, but it’s a good one worth pursuing here.