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Residents Oppose Subdivision

By: Whitney Holmes
By: Whitney Holmes

April 12, 2005

On the agenda for the city's Planning Commission hearing was the approval or disapproval of the Moore's Creek subdivision at the end of Baylor Lane off of Raymond Road.

More than 170 area residents signed a petition in protest to the development, arguing that the subdivision's main road would be too steep and too dangerous.

"The slope as it is now is too high and could cause problems with traffic accidents," said Billy Hunt from the Ridge Street Neighborhood Association.

The city staff report agreed with Hunt.

"The staff report based on the city traffic engineer's review of the plan said the slope along with turning movement was dangerous and based on that comment the staff is not going to recommend something the city traffic engineer doesn't see as safe," explained Brian Haluska, neighborhood planner.

The developer, Legend Development, said they were not aware of the mass opposition, and have since asked for a postponement of the plan until certain issues are addressed.


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