The New Albany Planning Commission on Jan. 18 approved a road plat for an extension through the Lansdowne subdivision, which is being built by M/I Homes.

The New Albany Planning Commission on Jan. 18 approved a road plat for an extension through the Lansdowne subdivision, which is being built by M/I Homes.

Lansdowne is north of Thompson Road and west of Johnstown Road. The new road will go through 12.6 acres that will have 23 homes.

The final development plan for the project was approved in 2003 and the road plat originally was approved in 2005, according to city staff reports.

But the road plat expired before the Franklin County Engineer's Office recorded the plat, so the final plat had to be reconsidered by the city.

The application for the final road plat did not include a timeline, so the planning commission added a condition of approval that road construction begin in 2012 and paving be completed by July 15, 2013, said city planner Michelle Murphy.

Murphy said the road will connect to Sedgwick Court from Southfield Drive and Thompson Road. She said the city also requested the name Sedgwick Court be changed to Sedgwick, since it will become a through street and not remain a cul-de-sac.

Also on Jan. 18, the planning commission:

• Reviewed and agreed to recommend approval of a new zoning map, which includes all zoning changes made up to 2012. New Albany City Council on Jan. 10 heard first reading of the map's approval and referred the map to the planning commission for a recommendation. Deputy city manager Debra Mecozzi said Jan. 10 the map does not change any zoning designations; rather it is an updated version of all zonings within the city limits.

• Approved a variance for a detached garage being built at 7203 Waterston. The garage is 29 feet high, which exceeds that area's city standard of 25 feet.