HARRODSBURG - Mercer County Fiscal Court has granted a waiver to two men developing an eight-lot subdivision off of Chimney Rock Road.
Pete McEachern and Dwight Cotton requested a waiver on the required width of the road going through the subdivision to protect old oak trees growing near the road's planned location. They discussed the issue with court members when the court met Tuesday morning.
The men appeared before Greater Harrodsburg/Mercer County Planning and Zoning Commission last week, saying the private road they proposed is 18 feet wide. They were told that the county's zoning ordinance requires roads to be 20 feet wide, and the only way to build the road within the law was to get a waiver from Fiscal Court.
Chimney Rock Road is also private and is 16 feet wide, McEachern and Cotton said, They also said that the homeowners in the subdivision will be members of the Chimney Rock Neighborhood Association.