Officials in Bargersville want to update the approval process when new homes are proposed.
One goal of the approval process is to make sure that new homes built on a street do not all look the same. The town has restrictions in place to prevent the homes built in new subdivisions from looking too similar. Homes are to vary in eight specific building characteristics, including the number of stories, width, roof design and the location of the garage.
Currently, before a new home can be built, the town’s planning director and two members of the planning commission must review plans to ensure that at least three of those eight qualities are different from the houses around them, Bargersville town manager Kevin McGinnis said.