Arizona-based firm plans ‘luxury garages’ in Huntertown

Google luxury toy garages and you’ll find they’re very popular in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Not only do they provide members with secure car storage, but they provide a private location to “share their favorite cars with neighboring car collectors, entertain business associates, hang out with friends and family, and finally, brag about their cars,” according to a website.

Now, a Scottsdale company, BD DevCo, LLC, plans to develop about 16 acres in northwest Allen County and bring luxury garages to the area. Part of the property is zoned for agricultural use and the company needs commercial zoning to be able to provide luxury garages, according to planning documents filed this week with the Allen County Plan Commission.

The property sits at a fork where State Road 3 and Lima Road intersect and adjoins the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, south of Gump Road.

It also appears from planning documents that the company plans to build townhouses or commercial and residential condos on an adjacent 10-acre lot.

“The buyer intends to develop a luxury toy garage concept called ALTA, with up to 140 toy garages, ‘Man Cave/She Shed’ units available for purchase or rental, as well as commercial retail space for sale or lease and residential townhouses/condominiums for sale or lease,” the documents read.

Owners or those renting the luxury garages will be able “to conduct business of a personal or commercial nature inside the establishment as long as the business is not open to the general public, unless the establishment as a whole ensemble is organizing a community event open to the public. public and conducted during normal business hours. Such events could include, but are not limited to, car shows, boat shows, RV shows, club events, and church events.

No signage would be permitted unless the sign was erected at an event.

Owners of BD DevCo said they met with Huntertown planners and officials and viewed “All in Allen County” documents that “confirm that Huntertown lacks services and amenities for their growing community.”

“Looking within a five mile radius of the site, Huntertown and Allen County will see an influx of over 4,000 residential single family units over the next 2-5 years. With this residential growth we see a limited amount of commercial land zoned for C3 and in approving our petition we feel it will set a desirable precedent for other parcels of undeveloped land around to also be rezoned as commercial to facilitate the growth. from the community.

The Allen County Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on the matter on Dec. 8.

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