Residents Angry About Zoning Plans

1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Monday, December 05 2005 Dec 5, 2005 Monday, December 05, 2005 9:10:31 PM CST December 05, 2005 in News

Diamonds resident Reshmi Dutta enjoys seeing the nature in her backyard, but she said a planned subdivision will change that and she's not excited about losing her scenery or her privacy.

"The road that they're planning on , it's going to run right next to my house, and which means all this traffic will be driving right next to my house, which means all the walls will be vibrating all the time, it's going to be chaos," expressed Dutta.

Developers plan to build 47 houses off Edgewood Drive. Building of a so-called cluster subdivision will start west of Amethyst Lane. and north of Diamond Ridge.

Senior Planner Roy Dudark said, "A cluster subdivision is, the concept is to have the homes on smaller lots, and savings in each lot is pooled together to create an open common space."

"When you're talking about 47 to 80 houses, that means a lot we probably wouldn't have bought here then," Dutta said.

But developers don't plan on taking away the environment.

"A cluster subdivision is a technique to preserve parts of the environment so you don't build in that area," commented Dudark.

Both sides will fight until the city council makes a decision. The council will look at the proposal on Monday night, and a public hearing is scheduled for December 19.

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