Ted Johnson, West Clay, Jun 8, 1993
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1993 C5 Rigs-bee Carmel to let development continue in western Clay By Nathan Bos STAR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Carmel, Ind. The Carmel City Council narrowly defeated a resolution Monday night that would have mandated a lower housing density in sections of western Clay Township. The resolution, which was supported supported by the city's planning commission commission and a citizens group lobbying lobbying for more green space in the area, lost on a 4-3 4-3 4-3 vote. Mayor Ted Johnson opposed the measure, which he called "a Band-Aid Band-Aid Band-Aid on a hemorrhage." Johnson said he supports creating more parks, flood plains and open spaces Instead of restricting development. development. "I don't see It (the resolution) as solving the problem," he said, adding that he was frustrated by the lack of progress on the zoning issue and would work to better coordinate the city groups dealing with it. But Councilman James Qulnn, who supported the resolution, told the council he would resign from the planning commission in protest protest of what he described as the mayor's defiance of that body's views. The zoning density of western Clay Township has been an ongoing ongoing controversy, often pitting residents residents against developers. The resolution would have created created a new zoning classification the city could use to restrict new development in western Cl'ay Township to one unit per 'acre. Currently, the township is zoned for 1.5 units an acre. The Clay-West Clay-West Clay-West Information Council, the citizens group, supports supports the 1-unit-per-acre 1-unit-per-acre 1-unit-per-acre 1-unit-per-acre 1-unit-per-acre 1-unit-per-acre 1-unit-per-acre zoning. Council members Frank Fleming, Fleming, Alan Potasnik, Christopher Painchaud and Luci Snyder provided provided the votes to kill the resolution. resolution. Quinn, Thomas Kendall and Timothy Story supported it.