Opposition raised to F’ville rezoning

Tue, 07/17/2007 - 4:40pm
By: Ben Nelms

Residents from Quail Hollow and Hunter’s Glen subdivisions had concerns July 10 as Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission heard a rezoning request that would put 109 single-family homes on a 58-acre site at the intersection of Beauregard Boulevard and Ramah Road.

The request was for rezoning from R-30 to R-22 PUD (Planned Unit Development). The property, owned by the Oddo family, would accommodate approximately 50-60 homes under the current zoning and 109 homes under R-22 PUD.

Family member Paul Oddo currently serves on the Fayetteville City Council, which will make the final determination on the zoning change.

Neighbors at the meeting cited concerns over increased traffic congestion and stormwater run-off. Increased density would add 200-250 vehicles per day at the intersection of Beauregard and Grady Avenue, residents said.

While acknowledging that the proposed zoning would accommodate 109 homes, Chairman Sarah Murphy also raised concerns about traffic, stormwater runoff and the size of retention ponds shown on the plan. The commission was also concerned that the street layout would present difficulties for some public safety vehicles such as fire trucks.

The proposed plan shows four cul-de-sacs throughout the community and a proposed parcel connection to the Quail Hollow subdivision in the county. Whether or not this parcel connection would be open or closed has not yet been decided or negotiated, said senior planner Linwood Robinson.

Planning staff said access to the subdivision would take place from Beauregard Boulevard with access to the proposed site designed for the southeast portion of the parcel. The main road close to the site would be Ga. Highway 85.

The proposal will be heard at the July 24 regular session

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