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
FALL CONCERT IN THE PARK - Saturday, October 15th!
Smokee DT's BBQ and That's How We Roll food trucks will begin serving at 5 pm. THE QUACK will play from 6 pm - 9 pm . Bring your kids, friends, coolers, and lawn chairs for a great night of music and fun!!
Fourth Quarter Dues - Quarterly fees of $180 are due on Saturday, October 1, 2016. There is a mail slot located in the front door of the clubhouse so that payments can be dropped off after hours.
Palomar Pickleball - Pickleball lines have been marked on one of the Palomar Hills tennis courts. Residents are invited for an afternoon of play on Sunday, October 9 and 23 starting at 2 pm. The game will be played in a doubles format rotation and lasts +/- 15 minutes. We encourage experienced players to participate, as well as those who are interested in learning. Balls and paddles will be provided. For more information please contact Peter Woollam at 859. 489. 7507 or woollam@ aol.com.
Please help us resolve parking issues in Palomar Hills - The Palomar Hills Board of Directors has received a large number of complaints regarding parking violations. The Palomar Hills Master Documents state: Section 2. Parking and Garages. Vehicles shall be parked only in the garages or in the driveways serving the Units or appropriate spaces or designated areas in which parking may or may not be assigned and then subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as the Board of Directors may adopt.
Please note that the pull-offs on Palomar Boulevard as well as all streets and cul-de-sacs within Palomar Hills are not designated for persistent overnight or extended parking.
October Board Meeting
The monthly board meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 10, 7 pm at the Clubhouse. Agenda: September Minutes and Financial Report, Overnight Street Parking, Harrodsburg Road Development and Neighborhood Council Meetings.
FALL CONCERT IN THE PARK - Save the Date!
A fall Concert is being planned for Saturday, October 15, 6 p.m at the Palomar Hills park. Music presented by The Quack. The 10-piece group plays a broad selection of hits from four decades and has been entertaining audiences for over 25 years. Their repertoire of tunes has something for everyone!
Food trucks will begin serving at 5 p.m. Details will follow. Come spend the evening of October 15th with your friends and family at the park. Everyone is invited. Fun for the whole family!!
FOURTH QUARTER DUES
Quarterly fees of $180 are due on Saturday, October 1, 2016 There is a mail slot located in the front door of the clubhouse so that payments can be dropped off after hours.
From the desk of Amanda Mays Bledsoe
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UPDATELexington's Talk of the Tenth
While summer is a great time to slow down, enjoy your family, and catch the very well attended performances at Moondance Amphitheater, I also use it as a time to secure support and plan for major projects coming this fall.
Last Friday, my office launched the Beaumont/ Palomar/ Harrodsburg traffic study survey and I have been overwhelmed to have already received 1,100 responses in less than a week. This survey is the first step in a five-month long study with our Traffic Engineering Division and consultant Stantec to develop short and long-term solutions and funding plans for this area. Over the course of the study we will be reaching out to you via our Facebook page, the newsletter, and in-person forums. I also hope you are able to join me at our first kick-off meeting on September 26th.
-Amanda District Project Updates
Beaumont Traffic Study Kicks Off
Beaumont Traffic Study Public Meeting
Monday, September 26th, 6:30pm
Rector Hayden Building
998 Governors Ln #125, Lexington, KY 40513
Councilmember Bledsoe and The City of Lexington’s Division of Traffic Engineering will be hosting the public kick-off meeting for the Beaumont/ Palomar/ Harrodsburg Road Traffic Study.
The kick-off meeting will include outlining the scope and goals of this traffic study, the timeline, and gathering more in-depth feedback from those who live in the neighborhood. This is a critical part of understanding what the challenges and opportunities are for the project. Space is limited, so please RSVP. We will happliy schedule a second meeting if needed.
We hope to see you there!
RSVP NOWPlease Chime In- Beaumont/Harrodsburg Road Traffic Survey If you have not already taken the survey, please take five minutes to help us develop priorities in this study. Results from this survey will be analyzed, given to the consultant, and released for more feedback at the public meeting on September 26th. The survey concludes Thursday, September 22nd at 5pm.
Take the SurveyPalomar Zone Change The zone change request filed for the property at 4145 and 4235 Harrodsburg Road has been postponed and is currently proposed to go before the City’s Planning Commission on Thursday, October 27th here at City Hall, 200 East Main Street, in the 2nd Floor Council Chambers at 1:30 pm. The plat filed by the developer may be downloaded by clicking here. I encourage all parties to attend this meeting and express your concerns in writing to the members of the Planning Commission who will most likely vote on the matter at the same meeting. To make your concerns part of the public record for the hearing please send concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urban County Planning Commission
The applicant for the zone change on the property located at 4145 and 4235 Harrodsburg Road has requested a postponement of the hearing on this matter, and the petition has been rescheduled to the Planning Commission's October 27, 2016 public hearing. For any additional information regarding his matter, please contact the Planning Commissions's staff at 101 E. Vine Street, Suite 700; or at 859-258-3160.
Monthly Board Meeting
The September board meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 12, 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Agenda: August Board Meeting Minutes and Financial Report, Street Parking, Lexington Neighborhood Council Meeting, Harrodsburg Road Development. Additionally, Councilwoman, Amanda Bledsoe was invited to speak to homeowners but has a conflict and is unable to attend.
The Master Documents states, “Dogs which are household pets shall at all times whenever outside a unit be confined on a leash and under the owners control at all times.” Keeping your dog on a leash is a matter of courtesy, safety, and compliance with LFUCG ordinance and Palomar Hills restrictions.
Adult Pool Closing
The adult pool will close for the season on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Fourth quarter fees of $180 are due on Saturday, October 1st. There is a mail slot located in the front door of the clubhouse so that payments can be dropped off after hours. Payments must be received by October 15th to avoid a late fee.
Save the Date - Greens Residents!
The Greens 22nd Annual Chili Fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 29 at 5:30 p.m. on Peppertree Court. Whip up your favorite chili and all the hottest fixins to share with your friends and neighbors. Grills will be provided for warming the chili. Please bring your own liquid refreshments and a dessert or dish to share. Don’t forget the kids, chairs, and a warm sweater! Come and visit with your neighbors before it gets too cold and everyone hides out inside!! Any questions, please call Jeff Heath at 223-9262.