JEFFERSONVILLE — Another commercial development featuring three hotels, three restaurants, a convenience store and a bank, is planned for Highway 62 in Jeffersonville — this one located on 16.8 acres between the roundabouts and Utica Sellersburg Road at 4917 Ind. 62.
A site plan for the development, filed by BF Highway 62, LLC, which is headed by Ed Britton, was submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in April.
Britton declined to comment on this story. According to the documents, his company is seeking a permit and a water qualification certificate from the corps of engineers because the development is expected to impact 1.47 acres of wetlands, an open water pond and a stream.
BF Highway 62, which is working with Redwing Ecological Services, Inc., plans to mitigate the effects of the development by re-establishing 3.53 acres of wetlands on another Clark County property, as well as through on-site landscaping and a stormwater management system and by expanding an on-site pond, which will provide stormwater detention.
Plans for the development show that the three restaurants, the bank and convenience store will be located on separate outlots near the highway. The three hotels are also shown to be separate and located behind the outlots.
Currently, the property is dominated by woodlands and two unoccupied residences.
BF Highway 62 is building the development to meet the needs generated by the River Ridge Commerce Center and the growth of Jeffersonville’s E. 10th St. corridor, according to the documents.
Other developers have had similar ideas. Bridgepointe Commons, a 70-acre commercial campus with hotels, restaurants and senior housing, will be located across from the BF Highway 62 development and along Interstate-265. There are also signs adjacent to BF Highway 62's land advertising more than 10 acres of space available for retail.
No plans for Britton's development have been filed with the City of Jeffersonville yet, said Planning and Zoning Director Nathan Pruitt. Eventually, BF Highway 62 will likely have to go before the city plan commission to get its development approved because it’s in a commercial corridor overlay district.