Jacobi Legacy Farms is proposed to be made up of more than 450 homes north of County Road 750N and west of County Road 500W in McCordsville. Submitted image
Jacobi Legacy Farms is proposed to be made up of more than 450 homes north of County Road 750N and west of County Road 500W in McCordsville. Submitted image
McCORDSVILLE — A developer is looking to bring more than 450 new homes to McCordsville’s east side.

Atlanta-based Pulte Homes wants to develop the neighborhood on 177 acres north of County Road 750N and west of County Road 500W. The subdivision will be called Jacobi Legacy Farms, after the longtime owner and farming family that has cultivated the ground there.

Plans call for townhomes on its far west side. East of those will be single-family homes on lots 53 feet wide, and east of those will be for bigger homes on lots 62 feet wide. Larger homes on lots 80 feet wide will go on the north side of the property.

Pulte Homes recently presented a plan to McCordsville Town Council with a total of 485 lots, but council members asked that 31 of the initially proposed 62-foot wide lots planned in the development’s northwestern corner change to 80 feet wide.

Rex Ramage of Pulte Homes said the subdivision will also have an amenity center that could include a pool and pool house. It will have a playground and minimum of two sports courts as well. There will be several pocket parks throughout the development, too.

Jacobi Legacy Farms will be just east of land eyed for McCordsville’s future town center — a hub of commercial, residential and community spaces on more than 100 acres east of Mt. Comfort Road and south of State Road 234. Fishers-based Rebar Development is kicking off the town center’s development with McCord Square, which will include two four-story apartment buildings and eventually civic green space and townhomes as well as retail, office and restaurant space.

“We’re very excited about the progress that’s being made by Rebar, and we hope that continues,” Ramage said.

Barry Wood and the rest of McCordsville Town Council approved the plans for Jacobi Legacy Farms earlier this month.

“I certainly like the layout of it, and certainly the amenities and different parks; that’s all very nice,” Wood said.

“I’m a little scared only because the quantity of this. This is a lot.”

Ramage estimates selling about 60 homes a year on average, based on current market conditions.

“This is definitely not going to happen overnight,” he said. “This is a multiple-year project.”

Pulte Homes plans to start construction in the spring.

The developer and others are also helping with road improvements planned in the area in the coming years. A recent traffic study from Indianapolis-based A& F Engineering based on McCordsville’s incoming housing developments recommends traffic circles at Mt. Comfort Road’s intersections with county roads 700N and 750N. The study recommends a traffic signal on Mt. Comfort Road at the future entrance to Mc-Cord Square as well.

While the town will be responsible for about 70% of the improvements, the study calculates contributions from developers of housing developments based on the number of vehicles they’re projected to add to roads. Pulte Homes is committing nearly $730,000.

The team behind another housing development called The Colonnade is committing more than $500,000 to the road improvements. For that neighborhood, Platinum Properties, Pyatt Builders/Finecraft Builders and Beazer Homes are looking to bring a maximum of 276 lots east of Mt. Comfort Road between county roads 700N and 750N.

Those behind another development will be asked to contribute as well as they finalize what they want town officials to consider for Hampton Walk, formerly presented as Broadview Farms. Grand Communities, a land development company based in Erlanger, Kentucky, affiliated with Fischer Homes, initially announced it was planning about 430 homes near the southwest corner of Mt. Comfort Road and County Road 750N.
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