Real estate developer interested in adding homes along Crothersville street

A southern Indiana real estate developer has expressed plans for a housing addition in Crothersville.

Matthew Conway recently met with town council President Lenvel “Butch” Robinson and town employees Mason Boicourt and Chris Mains to discuss adding 10 to 12 homes in the 600 block of East Walnut Street.

A paved portion of that street from Preston Street turns into a gravel road and currently contains four homes. Then there is acreage on both sides of the street to allow for development.

Before any work begins, Conway has asked the town to accept the street and sewer. That would involve the town paving the street and ensuring the sewer correctly flows.

Robinson said Boicourt recently ran water through the sewer, and the water flowed down to Preston Street like it’s supposed to and there were no problems.

If the project winds up being approved by the council, Robinson said Conway would have to keep the road in good shape until the final house is built, and then the town would pave it.

The street already has a couple of pole lights, but they never were hooked up by Duke Energy because the town never accepted the road.

Robinson also said he would like sidewalks in front of the homes.

Conway told Robinson he would be glad to come to a council meeting to discuss his plans and answer any questions.

“Personally, I don’t see a problem with it,” Robinson said of Conway’s plans.

“I think it’s a great idea,” Councilman Chad Wilson added.

Councilman Bob Lyttle said it would be good to have Conway come to the next meeting, set for 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Crothersville Town Hall.

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Zach Spicer is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at zspicer@tribtown.com or 812-523-7080.