GOSHEN — A couple of new housing plans in Elkhart County got the go-ahead Monday.

The Elkhart County Commissioners addressed two requests involving developments in Middlebury and near New Paris during their meeting.

With one vote, the board gave secondary approval to what was deemed Phase 4 for the Winding River Estates residential subdivision along C.R. 37 near C.R. 10 outside of Middlebury.

Plans call for expanding the development by subdividing about 21 acres of property into 28 lots for residential uses, according to the county plat committee’s staff report. The plat committee approved the request in June after the plan commission recommended approval in March.

The third phase of the development was approved in December 2017, the report shows.

The commissioners also approved a rezoning request for a plan to create a five-lot residential subdivision near New Paris.

The request called for implementing a planned development on about 30 acres of property in the 69000 block of C.R. 21 north of C.R. 50.

Blake Doriot, whose company represents the property owners, said the owner plans to develop the site with upper-middle income homes, including one the owner intends to move into. The homes would be along a private, limited-access drive maintained by the owner.

That plan had unanimous support from the county plan commission.
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