The Planning Board spent nearly two hours discussing the final site plan review of a proposal to subdivide 20 acres of land west of Route 9 into 22 lots called Ridgeview Meadows.
A handful of neighbors spoke against the project with the majority of the discussion centered around access to the development from a yet to be developed parcel of land and the increased traffic that could bring to the high end Wetherby Court/Dutch Meadows neighborhoods.
It was decided that once Wetherby Court was extended to accommodate the $600,000 to $1 million homes, it would dead end at the cul de sac and the final site plan would include every “legal option” to prohibit that road from extending into a neighborhood with lower prices homes.
The language defining how to legally prevent the road from continuing was to be finalized after the nearly four hour meeting concluded, said Chairman Peter Stuto.
“The intent is surely there,” he said.
There was also concern the project would add to the existing drainage issues.
“We have existing drainage issues and this project has the potential to swamp us,” said Anthony Benjamin, of Dutch Meadows. “How are you going to make sure the problem doesn’t get worse.”
Roger Keating, of the Chazen Companies, who presented the project on behalf of Blackrock Construction, a Vermont based developer, said state law dictates all storm water must be handled on site so there will not be any runoff from the new development. State law also says a project cannot make drainage worse for existing neighborhoods.
Twenty of the 22 lots would be for building while the other two are for storm water management. The land is zoned Single Family Residential.
In addition to wording that will not allow Wetherby Court to extend into another future neighborhood, there cannot be two houses of the same model or of the same color next door to each other.