A petition to allow Dollar Tree to lease the former Walgreens property
was defeated, 6 to 1, at a Metropolitan Development Commission public hearing in March 2018.
However, the property owner successfully appealed this ruling.
Original Public Hearing on
Walgreens Property Commitments
We advocated for protection of property use commitments so that we will have input on the type of tenant. This is especially important since the Walgreens site is at a highly visible intersection that serves as a gateway into the Millersville business community. It's in a key spot that will have significant impact on the perceived character of Millersville to all of Indianapolis and visitors to our community.
We want a property use that...
Complements our Millersville at Fall Creek Valley Village and Corridor Plan
Is noncommercial or "quiet" commercial, since the site is in an area designated a "buffer zone" directly bordering residential properties
Helps enhance our image as an attractive, quality neighborhood
Adds value to our community
Why did we oppose Dollar Tree?
The petition supporting Dollar Tree would have removed constraints on hours of operation and C-3 uses on the site. We are targeting a good-neighbor tenant with quiet operations as well as a quiet, attractive and well-maintained exterior, in sync with a residential "buffer zone." And, we already have a Dollar General just two blocks away.
Want to watch a replay of the original hearing? Click here. (FF to 15:00.)