At a public hearing last night where no one from the public spoke, the Winchester-Clark County Planning Commission voted to rescind an ordinance that sparked much debate from developers and Realtors.
The joint garage protrusion ordinance prohibited garages from protruding from the front of homes. During a meeting this summer of a now-defunct committee, formed to study the benefits of splitting the joint planning commission, developer Troy Thompson said the ordinance so severely restricted floor plans for 40-foot wide R-1E lots that Ball Homes pulled out of developing in Clark County. R-1E lots are the densest single-family residential housing allowed, and also the most popular.
Comments made before that committee led to a new committee, formed to review the garage ordinance. Their final recommendation was to rescind the ordinance. At the Sept. 11 planning meeting, a hearing was held on those recommendations, and the overwhelming view expressed from developers was to eliminate it.