Residents Upset Over Proposed Subdivision

7 years 3 months 4 days ago Thursday, November 18 2010 Nov 18, 2010 Thursday, November 18, 2010 7:52:27 PM CST November 18, 2010 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Residents of the Hayselton subdivision will speak out Thursday against a preliminary plan for the construction of 15 new homes adjacent to their neighborhood. Neighbors said traffic safety is their main concern. The street leading into the proposed subdivision is on a 90 degree turn, which has neighbors concerned. One neighbor said he witnessed a car accident in which a driver went too fast on Hayselton Drive and lost control of his vehicle around the 90 degree turn, crashing into another car. Another resident, Peggy Davis, said she is concerned for the children of the neighborhood who could be struck by a car leaving the new subdivision. Janice McMillan of the Jefferson City Planning and Transportation Services commented that the preliminary plan still must be approved by the city council in December before any action is taken. The zoning commission approved the same lot of land five years ago for the construction of a condominium development. The city turned down the measure. The current owners of the land have approached the commission this month about building a 15-home neighborhood instead of a condominium development, which have raised residents' eyebrows. A current estimate from the city about traffic volume projects that traffic will not be affected at a high level. Total daily traffic around the proposed entrance to the subdivision is estimated at 143 vehicles, which is only 15 vehicles higher than present time. The city council will vote on the issue next month.

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