Lakewood Neighborhood - What do you think about the proposed zone change for Osprey Townhomes?
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Josie Havea within ¼ mile
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Jessica Chord ¼ to ½ mile
I think this subdivision needs a entrance from Lakeview parkway. I do not like that one of the two ways to get in to the townhomes is through a neighborhood street. I live on that road and I do not like the idea of a lot more cars making my road busy. I moved to this neighborhood to get away from busy streets so my kids can play safely outside. I think making a way for cars to get in from Lakeview parkway since it is already a main road is a good idea.
Carma Woolstenhulme within ¼ mile
I live north of the berm that will be the south boundary of the new town home subdivision. Just like our current division of Osprey Point, there are three main roads coming into our development off 5th West. I believe the town home project should have access off 5th West, 1100 West and an additional entrance from Lakeview Parkway, allowing the new subdivision to have unlimited access to the main streets in the area. If they are only allowed access through Osprey Point, it will burden the streets too heavily and make for unsafe walking, bike riding, kids on skateboards, etc. Thank you for considering adding additional streets to the new development.
Stephen Woolstenhulme within ¼ mile
I am very concerned that there is insufficient vehicle access for the proposed population of the development. The entrance on 500 West is on a sloping curve with limited visibility. 300 cars trying to exit the property each morning through that one bottleneck will be a nightmare. The residents' other option will be to exit via 730 West. That will send them into a quiet residential neighborhood where small children play in open front yards. 730 is NOT designed to support morning and afternoon rush hour traffic. There will need to be stop signs, perhaps speed reduction pads, etc. The only reasonable alternative is to find a way to let people enter and exit via Lakeview Parkway somehow. That gets people into the traffic flow without turning a residential neighborhood into an on-ramp.
Given the access limitations, I believe the zoning should be single family residential, similar to the adjacent Osprey Point subdivision to the north. The developer should still be able to realize a tidy profit and the development would impose less of a burden on infrastructure. Access is not the only problem in that area. Sewer, schools and other infrastructure elements are at or above capacity.
Kat Fisher ¼ to ½ mile
I don't necessarily disagree with the townhomes being built, however I do disagree with changing the existing roads to accommodate them. I currently live on 730 W, and there is talk of opening up 730 W to the parkway, which I WILL fight. I moved to 730 W from 500 W, which was a terrible road to live on after they extended it out to Lakeview Parkway. I refuse to once again see the road I've bought a home on turned into a major throughway.
My concern is similar to the concerns of a lot of the residents who shared about safety for our children in regards to the increased traffic that the current proposal would bring.
We have a lot of families with small children in this neighborhood and they love being outside with their neighborhood friends.
Having an entrance right off Lakeview Parkway and 500 west and NOT through the neighborhood for the residents in the townhomes just seems like an obvious logical choice to help relieve the traffic coming in and out for the residents that will be living in that area.
Honestly, I’m not in favor of the townhomes going up at all. But if that street does go through, then several speed bumps and traffic signs need to be in place on our neighborhood street, please.