A residential development that would bring thousands of units to southwestern Bloomington, which has raised neighbor concerns about matters including traffic, flooding and scale, is headed to the city council.

The Bloomington Plan Commission last week voted nearly unanimously to forward the proposal to the Bloomington City Council with a positive recommendation.

Sudbury Development Partners envisions up to 4,250 housing units —  from single-family homes to 12-story apartment buildings — with some of the five planned neighborhoods including construction of non-residential facilities including offices, a library and restaurants.

Sudbury is a limited liability company formed by Muncie-based The Ridge Group Development and Carmel-based Sullivan Development. The developers said they expect the 139-acre property east of South Weimer Road and southwest of Catalent’s Bloomington campus to be developed over the next decade, though a local planning official last year called that timeline “aggressive.”

The development partners, who bought the property about a year ago for $13.2 million, have said they expect to build only about 10% of the housing units, with other developers tackling other portions.

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