Volunteer with Sargent Road Association

November 3rd, 2018
by amanda

The Sargent Road Association Board is looking for individuals who would like to participate in the important issues affecting our Neighborhoods.  Please look at our Groups of Service pages on our site to learn how a few hours of your time each month, can make an important and lasting impact on our neighborhood. We are actively at work on the following.  


Marion County Land Use Plan:

The SRA is advocating for appropriate neighborhood typology for the Sargent Road area, protecting our unique area from higher density development.


Zoning Protection:

The recent success in avoiding re-zoning of the "Greycoat Farm Estates" is an example of the need for ongoing efforts to oppose inappropriate development.


Road Safety:

SRA Sponsored Traffic Officer Patrols (STOP) are stopping drivers to encourage respect for our posted ordinances and are ticketing if necessary.



Continues to keep Sargent Road and crossing routes clear of trash.


Castleton Redevelopment:

We are coordinating local neighborhood association leadership to advocate for public input for the Castleton Strategic Revitalization Plan.  


Greenspace and Neighborhood Connectivity:

The SRA is partnering with public and private interests to promote more sidewalks and the creation of a dedicated park.


To continue progress we need greater involvement from you!  Choose a communication method Email, Facebook, or Contact Us to get in touch. Learn how a few hours of your time each month, can make an important and lasting impact on our neighborhood.


Thank you! I look forward to welcoming you aboard!


Franklin Roesner

President, Sargent Road Association


Indianapolis Land Use Plan 2020

May 26th, 2018

Public input window closes June 1, 2018!


To show support for our recommendations to the city, go to the Indianapolis Plan2020 website, proceed as guest, find our "public comment" (Franklin Roesner submitted 5/24) and click the small heart icon.

Summer Series 2017

July 8th, 2017

Mark your calendars for upcoming Summer Series:


Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7pm   

Topic:  Native Americans of the Mud Creek Valley Region

Presenter:  James Alexander Thom and Dark Rain Thom – award winner Indiana experts on Native American history

Where:  8080 Lantern Road


Important Upcoming Dates

May 30th, 2017

Check out upcoming dates of Sargent Road Association events!

Board Member Updates

May 30th, 2017

After a wonderful 17 years of service, John Lindstaedt stepped down from his role as Sargent Road Association president.  Words cannot properly convey our deep gratitude for his insightful, professional and dedicated service to this organization.  At the Annual Meeting on April 24, 2017, John was presented with a gift from the SRA Board of a Frank Lloyd Wright designed lamp called “Tree of Life” to symbolize John’s leadership and dedication to preserving the beauty of Mud Creek Valley.  John was also presented by a medal and certificate by our City-County Councilor Michael McQuillen proclaiming this day to be “John and Kathleen Lindstaedt Day”. 


Colleen Tulledge was voted in as the new Sargent Road Association president having served as both SRA Historian and SRA Treasurer for several years.  Amanda Berkey was voted to the board in a new position of Marketing.  After the meeting, Monica Guillaud offered to fill the role as the new SRA Treasurer and Jim Seet, the new SRA Historian. 


Welcome the changing of the guard and look for new and exciting developments to come!

Greycoat Farm Estates Update

January 22nd, 2017

Updated: 6/6/2018


The rezoning petition has been withdrawn!


Updated: 11/27/2017


The Sargent Road Association board has been in contact with the lawyer representing the Grey Coat Farms property owner. They are moving to delay the zone appeal hearing by one year to December 2018 due to the 82nd Rd construction/road widening project issues regarding the IPL powerlines. As soon as we have information on a new hearing date, we will post a new announcement here.


Updated: 07/03/2017


Sargent Road Association is still closely monitoring the proposed Greycoat Farm Estates development on 82nd Street.  Our appeal is still in process and is currently scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1pm at the City County Building.


New plans have been proposed for the development allowing for a degree of protection for trees and slightly less impervious area but still has a density of almost 2 homes/acre – twice that of current zoning standards.


Updated: 05/30/2017


Though we did not prevail at the initial zoning hearing of February 23rd, we have filed an appeal.  The appeal hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1pm at the City County Building.  Please mark your calendars!


Updated: 02/14/2017


Greycoat Farm Estates - Rezoning Hearing Attendance


            February 23, 2017 1:00pm


In an effort to ensure that we have as many people as possible show up in opposition to the Greycoat Farm rezoning hearing on 02/23, an Eventbrite RSVP system has been created. Please kindly RSVP for the hearing to let us know you're coming by clicking the "Register" button on the Eventbrite page:


Zoning Board Hearing Greycoat Farms Development Tickets


Updated: 02/06/2017


2nd Community Education and Input Meeting (facilitated by SRA) will be held on:


             Monday, February 13th at 6-8PM

            Community Room / Lawrence Library / 7898 Hague Road


Updated: 01/27/2017


Zoning hearing was officially continued until February 23, 2017.  ALL are encourage to attend – your presence at the Hearing will make a difference!


Staff Report of Zoning board as of 01-26-2017


Updated:  01/23/2017

Zoning Hearing scheduled for 1/26/2017 has been continued – new date for hearing has NOT yet been confirmed.


Community Education and Input Meeting (facilitated by SRA) will be held on:


            Wednesday, February 1st at 6-8PM

            Community Room / Lawrence Library / 7898 Hague Road


This will provide an opportunity to organize and align our strategy of opposition.


See development plans as provided by attorney of developer.


Updated:  01/10/2017

Metropolitan Development Commission (MDC), Division of Planning, Petition Case no. 2016-



Site is 7.41 acres, mostly cleared pasture


Petitioner (owner of property) desires to develop the property into individual residential homes.

He requests that the MDC increase the density from D-1 (one home/acre) to D-2 (two homes/



President of Sargent Road Association (SRA) wrote a letter, dated 6/5/2016 to the owner of the

property explaining the process he must follow to seek approval through the division of Planning

of MDC. No reply.


SRA is in communication with the planner working on this case, and with the petitioner’s attorney.

Hearing date on the zoning change request was originally set for December 29, 2016. An

automatic continuance was filed by petitioner so he could prepare a site plan and establish

installation of sewer and water infrastructure. The new hearing date has been set for January 26, 2017, City County Building, 200 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. There are several cases scheduled to be heard that day, between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm. We will not know the precise time of this case until we arrive.


At the hearing: the Petitioner is allowed 15 minutes to present his request. SRA President, John

Lindstaedt, will then have 15 minutes to respond. SRA has invited our area’s City County

counselor, Michael McQuillen, to speak. Staff of the Division of Planning will then be asked for

their assessment of the proposed development and zoning change request for increased density. Finally, a vote will be cast by the Metropolitan Development Commission.


All interested parties are encouraged to attend the hearing. They will be asked to stand in

common opposition to the zoning change request to 2 homes-per-acre. Their presence is

influential in the vote by the commission. The SRA membership, Mud Creek Conservancy

members, abutting property owners, and concerned neighbors will be invited and encouraged to

attend the hearing.


For more information, please call John Lindstaedt, President of SRA, 317-410-2077.

2016 Summer Series

August 24th, 2016

Summer Series 2016Join your Sargent Road neighbors on the third Thursday of June, July and August 2016 to share in light refreshments and hear tales of the fascinating people of the Mud Creek Valley. Click for more details.

Announcement - Clark Synder

February 15th, 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we report that Clark Snyder died on January 14, 2016. Since 2007,  Clark faithfully filled various positions on the Board of the Sargent Road Association, most recently as the Treasurer.  He was always very professional in the execution of his duties and was a pleasure to work with.  Clark will be missed by his fellow Board Members as well as all who were fortunate to know him. 

SRA 2016 Cleanup Day

February 15th, 2016

SRA Annual Cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2016 starting at 9AM.  We will be meeting at the Mud Creek Barn to get our cleanup assignment areas.  Cleanup materials and safety items will be provided.  Help us keep the Sargent Road area beautiful!

SRA 2016 Annual Meeting

February 15th, 2016

Our 23rd Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7pm at Mud Creek Barn located at 86th Street and Mud Creek Road.  Topics on the agenda include:  82nd Street widening project, drainage concerns and IMPD patrol updates.  We will be introducing the new SRA Summer series which will be a monthly social event highlighting a particular feature of Sargent Road area. Other agenda items are being considered.  A full agenda will be posted upon finalization.  Please contact John Lindstaedt with any issues that you would like to be discussed.