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Scene at Thursday's meeting

Fort Wayne Trails, developer reach agreement

FORT WAYNE – Pufferbelly Trail supporters and businessman Mike Thomas reached a compromise that won't alter his subdivision plans, while still making room for the pathway.

The proposed $20 million housing addition will feature 197 luxury homes costing as much as $600,000 on the south side of the 100 to 400 block of West Gump Road. Last week, Thomas and Fort Wayne Trails Inc. butted heads over his development that would have erased a portion of the planned trail.

During an Allen County Plan Commission business meeting Thursday, however, both sides said they agreed to allow the trail to cut through the northwest edge of the Whisper Rock subdivision.

Plan Commission members voted unanimously on a rezoning request, but were divided on Whisper Rock's primary plan although it was approved. The County Commissioners must give the project a final vote in coming weeks.

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