Storer Woods is a combination is three neighborhoods – Sunset Knoll, Johnson Circle, and Johnson Woods – northeast of Ball State’s campus. The Storer Woods Neighborhood Association was created in 2022 to connect these neighborhoods and provide input on the planned housing development on the former site of Storer Elementary School.
E.W. Storer was the founder of Muncie Bank Corp, a philanthropist, and an educator with active scholarships still today. Johnson was the owner of a lumber company and the woods that he developed into Johnson Woods and Johnson Circle.
The Storer Estates development will add 35 single-family homes and a city park to the neighborhood. The park will feature a playground, pickleball courts, picnic shelter, and a three-quarter-mile asphalt trail that connects to the existing pedestrian bridge along the east edge. An architect who lives in the neighborhood gathered resident input and assisted the city in the design of the playground.