BROWNSBURG, Ind. - A plan for a new subdivision in Brownsburg is stirring controversy after current homeowners say the new homes will bring down their property value and strain their resources.
Homeowner Margie Appleget said her dying trees are casualties of the expanding Brownsburg neighborhood.
"Blue spruce trees normally live to be about 25 years old. This one was over 40 years old and it was just a rarity, so I lost that," Appleget said.
On County Road 600 East, there's a divide between current property owners and plans for a new subdivision.
"We're afraid it's going to devalue our property because the houses are going to be less valuable," Appleget said.
The Brownsburg Plan Commission is considering an 88-lot subdivision, but current homeowners said the addition would cause schools to be overcrowded, and an over-worked water supply and drainage system.
"The front of the home is going to drain to the storm sewers but that back is going to drain onto our property," Appleget said. "Why are we going to create another crowded space? Because we have an empty field and a developer wants to build houses and put the money in his pocket and leave town?"
The commission said it will consider the law, not community concern. Construction is scheduled to begin in the next few months.
Two fallen Hoosiers honored on Memorial Day
City and state leaders joined military families and veterans on Memorial Day to pay tribute to Hoosiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
IMPD detective found dead inside home
Homicide detectives were called to the home of a 15-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metro Police Department Monday morning on the city's…
Child struck, injured outside Children's Museum
A 3-year-old child was struck and injured by a vehicle near the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on Monday afternoon.
Police: Woman choked for 'trash talking' NASCAR
A Franklin man was arrested Sunday after allegedly attacking his fiancée over a race-related argument.
Car strikes, injures 2 Anderson kids on bike
Two Anderson children are recovering after they were injured by a vehicle this weekend while they were riding a bike.