GOSHEN, Ind. — A new RV resort may be in the works near New Paris, Ind., according to a report by The Goshen News. Elkhart County Commissioners approved the request for a GPUD zone map change of a property near the intersection of C.R. 29 and C.R. 56 in Benton Township near Syracuse from A-1 to B-3 for the new potential North Trace RV Resort.
The property, near Country Meadows Manufactured Home Community, is about 45 acres, and Debrah Hughes, a representative of Surveying and Mapping LLC, said about 60% of it would become camper spaces, while 40% would be stormwater retention, open space or other uses.
There is and would remain a landscape buffer and privacy fencing on all residential sides and the campground would be professionally managed 24/7. There would be lighting, no outdoor speakers, with an office and community center, pickleball courts, a swimming pool, a park, and a maintenance garage. The idea is the brainchild of Steve Showalter, the owner of Showalter RV in Nappanee.