Plans for a new multi-family housing development off Two Mile Road were approved Tuesday night, but not without opposition.
The Winchester-Clark County Planning Commission approved the plans for the proposed 48-unit project with a 5-1 vote after about a dozen neighboring property owners spoke against the project and its effect property values, Director of Planning and Development Rhonda Cromer said.
Commissioner Mark Poole cast the lone no vote and two commissioners were absent, she said.
The proposed project, called The Reserve at Fairholme, will include 48 units among nine buildings on the 4.74-acre site just past Fairholme Way. Cromer said the plans were determined to be within guidelines and zoning regulations.
The new development will be separated from the single-family development by a wooden privacy fence, she said, as one of the conditions. Plans also call for the units to be two stories, with each structure containing either four or six units. The units will all be 1,024 square feet except one handicapped-accessible unit of 785 square feet, according to the submitted development plan. All of the units will be used for rental property, with an access from Two Mile Road.
The development is part of a larger development approved in 2000 from Fairholme Ventures, LLC, which was granted a rezoning for a 192.5-acre farm from agricultural use to planned development.
In other action, the commission unanimously approved a development plan to build a barber and cosmetology technical college on Bypass Road. The business, owned by Employment Solutions Inc., will be built on 1.44 acres next to Walgreen’s on Bypass Road. The property is already zoned for business, Cromer said, and there was no opposition.
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