Would You Want to See a New Housing Development at Center Ridge and Crocker Roads?
A proposal was discussed and tabled at Planning Commission on Monday.
Dozens of residents showed up to the Planning Commission meeting on Monday to hear more about plans for a new housing development at Center Ridge and Crocker roads.
The proposal for the “Crocker Woods Cluster” raised so many questions, in fact, that the commission voted to table the measure until January and asked the developer to provide more details in its preliminary plan.
The land is being developed by Carl Andreano, said Robert Parry, the city’s planning director. The current issue is a rezoning one; actual development plans won’t come until later.
The homes in the current plan would all be single-family, detached houses, but cluster developments tend to have associations that set requirements for landscaping, Parry told the commission. The land in question is near the Metroparks, and the cluster set-up would likely allow the developer to preserve some of the trees and creeks throughout the property.
Increased flooding in nearby homes was the main concern expressed by members of the audience on Monday.
Ward 6 Councilman Mark Getsay spoke on behalf of some nearby residents, citing the flooding concern and a potential increase in traffic in the area. He added that more than 120 residents had signed a petition supporting those concerns. About 30 residents in attendance stood when he asked who else at the meeting opposed the current plan.