The following public hearings were voted on by the Fayetteville City Council as they pertain to the real estate industry.
Annexation request for the proposed Coventry Woods subdivision. The project is located on the south side of McCloskey road and consist of 40.69 acres and being the property of William Clark. The new subdivision will have 112 residential lots and 112 housing units. Staff has assumed that construction will start on January 2, 2023 and potentially be completed by September 30, 2025.
McCloskey Road runs westward from Ramsey Street, north of I-295/Ramsey Street Interchange. If annexed the project will use PWC water and sewer for the future development. Present condiditons of the parcel is undeveloped.
A motion was made by Councilwoman Kathy Keefe to table the annexation for 30 days so the developer can talk to homeowners. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Yvonne Kinston. The motion passed unanimously.
What was said:
Councilwoman Keefe – Are these $350,00 homes?
Jimmy Kizer (engineer) – I really can’t answer. They are building a similar project in Fairfield Farms currently. This will be an extension of that. We don’t get involved in the house construction part. It will float with market demands.
Councilwoman Keefe – So this is going to be a part of the Fairfield Farms Homeowners Association or is it just going to be a free for all? Can they put a 1,200 square foot home off a 4,000 square foot home?
Kizer – There is only one builder in the development that I know of. It will be built in phases. We are looking at 250 lot phases at this time. That same builder is the builder in Fairfield Farms. This will be a seperate HOA.
Councilwoman Keefe – But it backs up to them correct?
Kizer – yes
Councilwoman Keefe – So has anyone spoken to Fairfield Farms HOA? Are they aware that there will be a second entrance? This is kinda the first time hearing about it.
Kizer – I haven’t had any conversations with the HOA.
Councilwoman Keefe – So in our cam it shows expected value of $350,000 now I’m hearing $210,000 and a seperate entrance. That’s going to infrendge on the neighborhood and whether the neighborhood understands what is happening.
Coucilwoman Kinston – Was there a sign placed at the new entrance indicating the changes that would occur for that entrance?
Staff – No.
Doug Hewitt (City Manager) – The purposed zoning is similar to Fairfield Farms and annexation just gives the developer access to sewer and water…so it’s the same zoning as Fairfield Farms. It is not our process to do a community meeting. We can strongly encourage but not tradinally we have done.
Councilwoman Keefe – I got this seat because this happened in our neighborhood. I’m not against the developer but I feel the neighborhood needs to know what is happening. So my motion is we bring this back in 30 days, that we have time to let the neighborhood know that there will be an entrance coming in both ways.
The annexation will be back on the September 27th regular City Council meeting agenda.
Annexation request for two properties, located at 5980 Ramsey Street and a portion of 6000 Ramsey Street. The property is .99 acres. Adjacent neighborhoods are Heather Ridge Apartments and North Crossings Apartments. The owner plans to build a new office building.
A motion was made to approve the annexation by Councilwoman Keefe and seconded by Councilman D.J. Hair. The motion passed unanimously.