CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) - Some people who live in Carmel say they're worried that a proposed new development could lead to crime. That's why people who live in the Williamson Run subdivision say they'll be watching the city's Plan Commission meeting, Tuesday night.
Butler Hyundai wants to build a new dealership amid a long line of car lots along 96th Street, at Randall Drive.
A resident of Williamson Run told 24-Hour-News 8 the "problem with the development isn't the proposed dealership."
The concern is about businesses that might come next. The neighborhood sent a press release declaring it wants "assurances that the development will not include a 24/7 gas station or fast food restaurant."
The statement said such restrictions would be consistent with precedents set for other land in the busy area.
Williamson Run is a neighborhood of large, fine homes that border the developer's land. The residents' statement contends a 24-hour business "would greatly decrease the property values of the neighborhood."
A member of the Plan Commission said the city will be reasonable in considering the request. But, neighbors should also be reasonable.
The commission meets at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday night, in the City Hall Council Chambers.
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