New Albany News

Zoning board shoots down party barn application


The Plain Township Board of Zoning Appeals on April 9 denied a conditional-use permit for Douglas and Lori Wolfe to rent out their barn for weddings and other celebrations.

The board voted 3-0 against the permit after 19 of the 50 people at the hearing spoke in opposition to the application for the barn at 5142 Central College Road.

Jay Herskowitz, Mike Roberts and Ray Spiert voted against the application and Valerie Jorgensen recused herself.

Neighbors complained about potential noise, traffic, screening and parking issues associated with events at the barn.