Planning Commission Meeting
The zone change request filed for property located at 4145 and 4235 Harrodsburg Road is currently proposed to go before the City’s Planning Commission on Thursday, October 27, at City Hall, 200 East Main Street,
in the 2nd Floor Council Chambers at 1:30 pm.
To voice concerns please contact:
Senior Planning Staff Member - Tom Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning Manger - Bill Sallee: email@example.com
Councilwoman - Amanda Bledsoe: firstname.lastname@example.org
To make your concerns part of the public record email the Planning Mailbox: email@example.com.
September 30, 2016
Urban County Planning Commission
101 E. Vine St.
Lexington, KY 40507
Dear Commission Members,
As the representative body for The Palomar Hills Community Association, we respectfully submit our comment regarding the proposed development of the Ethington Property located at 4145 and 4235 Harrodsburg Road. (PLN-MJDP-16-00008).
The topic of this development has been discussed at length in our monthly Board meetings, since the project was announced. Our residents have expressed significant concerns about the impact this development will have on our neighborhood. Chief among these concerns is the belief that opening Madrone Way directly to Harrodsburg Road will further exacerbate persistent daily traffic problems caused by non-residents entering through Palomar Boulevard and exiting through Lyon Drive in order to avoid delays at the Man O’ War Boulevard/Harrodsburg Road intersection. We also feel increased traffic flow within the neighborhood would result in increased risk of injury to our residents and their children that live and play along our primary thoroughfares.
We appreciate the developer’s efforts to communicate with the Board and our residents to address these concerns. We also acknowledge their right to pursue development of this property. However, we are responsible for maintaining the quality of life within one of Lexington’s premier residential neighborhoods and we must respect our residents’ strong opposition to the project.
Should the zoning committee approve this request, we urge the committee to require any and all available remedies to mitigate unnecessary traffic flow through Palomar Hills. Any approved plan should include conditions that ensure this development’s functional and aesthetic compatibility with our residential community.
Thank you for your consideration of our position.
Palomar Hills Board of Directors
Palomar Hills Community Association, Inc.
Cc: 10th District Councilwoman Amanda Mays Bledsoe
Palomar Hills Residents
4025 Palmetto Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40513