December 12, 2006
One neighborhood is trying to keep their street from becoming a cut through for new development.
"Having a thoroughfare into our neighborhood would totally destroy what we have at this point," said resident Sharon Wood.
Wood has lived in the Running Deer neighborhood for 18 years. She is concerned that two new developments to Glenmore next door will forever change her sleepy subdivision.
"Most of us bought our homes there not because they were the homes of our dreams but because of the neighborhood itself," she said.
"We like that we don't have sidewalks, we like that we don't have lines running down our road. We enjoy the quietness," said resident Tammy Hall.
Developers are in the process of getting approval for about 134 new homes that would surround Running Deer Drive and be apart of the Glenmore gated community. To accommodate the added traffic, Glenmore is considering turning this emergency access gate into a second second entrance for residents, adding traffic to the small street.
"They would get all of the benefits. We wouldn't. They would be able to use our road, access it, and they are gated so we couldn't use their road and access for anything," said Tracy Walker.
Residents say they just want the developers to consider what affect this new entrance would have on the community.
"We think they have the right to develop. If I were the land owner I would want to develop. But they don't have the right to destroy our neighborhood for the convenience of others," Wood said.