Lakewood Neighborhood - What do you think about the proposed zone change for Osprey Townhomes?
27 registered statements
Kat Fisher ¼ to ½ mile
MICHAEL HASTRITER within ¼ mile
I am not in favor of this high density townhomes project. I live in Osprey Point and the layout seems like the builder is trying to stack as many people into this area as possible. Why can't this be a continuation of the Osprey Point single family homes or at least reduce the density of this subdivision to duplexes? I would prefer this property stay agricultural land. I think this proposed design will greatly lower the property values in Osprey Point and make it a less desirable location...especially with the significant addition of traffic through our peaceful neighborhood. We have already seen increased traffic on 1560 S and 500 W. It seems like there would be a way to safely create a right-turn only exit to the south or southwest portion of this subdivision onto Lakeview Parkway. The proposed plan does not have enough visitor parking or green space. If one looks at the big picture with all of the other surrounding housing, this kind of housing seems out of place. I think the builder will be much more successful putting in custom homes on 1/4 acre lots that are $500K+. Also, isn't this land in a floodplain? How will that issue be addressed with townhomes? What are the proposed values of these townhomes? I would like to see a lot more research and discussion regarding this decision.
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.
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.
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.
Jordan Tomkinson within ¼ mile
Can this please be single family homes instead? 210 units for this parcel will likely become a high-turnover neighborhood with 500-700 residents at any given time, and this will significantly burden the infrastructure as well as the existing neighborhood community.
I live on 1820 South directly next to this lot where these townhomes will be. 210 units (which will add a ballpark of 600 people or more in such a small space) with only 2 access roads... that is not enough, and there will be constant traffic in front of the houses on 1820 South unless there is another access road. While the access off 500 West just north of Lakeview Parkway will be great, I chose my home location specifically to avoid feeling like I live on a collector street (where there are no stop signs or speed bumps, and cars often drive 35-45mph) and I’m very upset at the idea of the traffic on 1820 South or 730 West being burdened by this addition.
I suggest getting approval for an access road directly off of Lakeview Parkway (at perhaps 700 West, not a straight shot from 730W making it feel like a collector street) to accommodate the 300-450 cars that will enter and exit this subdivision every single day. 1820 South and 730 West should also have speed bumps installed where it will connect with this new subdivision to prevent them becoming a collector street like 1560 South, as well as at least one additional stop sign or speed bump at the 620 West and 1720 South intersections to preserve the quiet peace of this street if it will be connected to the new subdivision.
Trevor Andersen within ¼ mile
I like the proposed development. If I could change one thing it would be to add another entrance/exit. The lot in front of 570 W is vacant and coming up for sale. So it could be an option. Even if it wasn't an option I would still approve of the development.
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.