The Goshen (Ind.) Plan Commission Tuesday (March 20) gave their final nod of approval to plans for the development of a large industrial subdivision on the city’s south side.
The Goshen News reported that during the meeting, commission members approved a request by Supreme Corp. and Forest River Inc. for secondary subdivision approval for Horn Southeast, a four-lot, 34.81-acre, major industrial subdivision located on the north side of East Kercher Road, west of Horn Ditch, east of and including Supreme Court. The area is currently zoned Industrial M-1.
Tuesday’s vote followed the commission’s initial, primary approval of the requested subdivision made during the commission’s June 20, 2017, meeting.
According to Rhonda Yoder, planning and zoning administrator for the city, the property in question is currently developed with multiple buildings on multiple tax parcels, all of which were previously owned by Supreme Corp. The company, based in Goshen, manufactures custom truck bodies, van bodies, armored vehicles, law enforcement vehicles and trolleys.
Mike Stump, director of public relations for Forest River, informed the commission during the 2017 meeting that Forest River was the primary driver behind the requested subdivision replat, as the company has plans to purchase two of Supreme’s vacant buildings on the property. Based in Elkhart, Forest River manufactures RVs, pontoon boats, cargo trailers and commercial vehicles.
“We recently bought a company and we’re planning on relocating that company and its employees to the Supreme property,” Stump said of the company’s plans. “Currently the buildings are sitting empty and have been for quite a while, and I think it would be beneficial for Goshen to get those up and occupied and put people to work.”
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