Another subdivision planned in Seymour

Since 1968, Arthur Properties Inc. in Seymour has helped people find homes.

The family-owned and operated property management company manages a variety of apartments, duplexes and townhomes for rent and several single-family homes for purchase.

It now has wants to expand its offerings, as President Kevin Arthur announced plans for a subdivision that will consist of around 130 lots south of Seymour.

During a recent meeting, the Seymour Plan Commission gave initial approval for rezoning 69.33 acres around U.S. 31 and County Road 400N from RS to RS-1 to allow the subdivision to be served by approved infrastructure, including water and sewer.

The vote was 9-0 with members Gary Colglazier and Darren Richey absent. No one attended the meeting to speak in favor of or against the proposal.

The favorable recommendation moves on to the Seymour City Council during its meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the council chambers at city hall, 301-309 N. Chestnut St. That’s open to the public and press.

If approved, Arthur said the approximate size of each lot will average between 13,000 and 13,500 square feet with about 90-foot frontage and 135 to 150 feet deep. The homes will be in the price range of $250,000 to $350,000.

Arthur said the lot size would be comparable to Prairie Wind that his company developed next to Martha’s Vineyard on the city’s north side. That has 32 lots.

Bernie Hauersperger, a member of the plan commission and the city’s engineer, asked Arthur if he had any preliminary sketches of the subdivision, and he presented that to him during the meeting.

A rezone exhibit created by Independent Land Surveying of Brownstown also had been submitted before the meeting.

“This is very good,” Hauersperger said after looking at the sketches. “We’ll be talking about any issue with emergency (personnel) trying to get back to some lots, but it looks like at least there’s thought through the current conditions of things. I actually don’t have any problems with putting a subdivision out here. These are big lots. It sounds a lot better than some of the other ones we’ve been looking at, so I appreciate it.”

This subdivision would join two others approved by the city since late 2021.

Plans call for Quail Creek 2 to have 43 lots and a subdivision in the 700 block of Marley Lane to have 51 lots.