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Lake property value affected by proposed truck terminal

Dave Burgoon

We have a lake "cottage" at a northern Indiana lake. The lake is fully developed, with about 500 cottages. We are nearby the intersection of two major interstate highways (within 2 miles of the intersection).

American Freightways (a very large trucking operation) is proposing to the BZA a "land use exception" for a 50 acre site about 1 mile from our lake. This site would be developed to include a 240 door truck terminal.

I'm looking for any info that will help make the case to the BZA that such an exception would be detrimental to property values.

Help please!
Dave Burgoon

Lee Nellis

I don't know IN law, but in most states this type of change would have to be via a re-zoning (that is a zoning map amendment) rather than via special exception. Talk an IN land use lawyer (not just any lawyer, a land use lawyer).