New 78-lot subdivision planned near Stanford

September 03, 2003|EMILY BURTON

STANFORD - Road construction standards for Lincoln County subdivisions were amended and a 78-lot subdivision plan was approved Tuesday night by unanimous vote of the Lincoln County/Cedar Creek Planning Commission.

The commission approved an amendment to make its road requirements mirror the county's.

"We want to make ours consistent with the county's," said Chairman Robert Edwards. "We've got our regulations out of sync a little bit with the county's."

The amendment increases the required crushed stone base under subdivision roads from 4 to 6 inches to a solid 8 inches. The amendment also requires a 2-inch sub-base and 1-inch surface on roads, as opposed to the former 1.5-inch surface.

While many present agreed the amendment is necessary, they also recognized the increased cost to developers.

"You're adding about double to the cost of the road," said veteran builder Glenn Alford.

According to Edwards, the county road inspector will check and enforce the codes. His signature will be required on the final plat application.


The commission also approved a 78-lot preliminary plat application for Linwood Terrace, to be built on Foster Lane near Stanford.

According to Douglas Gooch of AGE Engineering, the lane has been widened to accommodate added traffic. The subdivision will include a comprehensive landscape plan, city sewer, underground utilities and two exits.

"We just didn't feel like one exit was safe. He's (land owner) given up what he's already platted and would have sold to make this safe," said Gooch.

The current plat application encompasses 50.56 acres owned by Marlin and Angela Clarkson and located outside the city limits.

Gooch said the developers hope to build onto the subdivision in the future, creating additional lots to buffer the commercial zones from the single-family residences with townhomes and condominiums.

Preliminary plans for the addition have not been presented to the commission.

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