More homes planned for Tuscan Hills

Published 10:43 am Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Improvements to a county road will have to be made if a developer wants to go forward with the next phase of a Tuscan Hills development, which would create an additional 15 lots.

Jeff Williams with Williams Engineering presented his proposal before the Lafayette County Planning Commission Monday night and the commission members were less than enthusiastic about the condition of County Road 409, where the project would be created.

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Commission members said the road is in need of widening if it is to meet the standards of similar roads in the Tuscan Hills development.

In the past, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has asked developers to make such improvements in order to be granted approval for their development.

Recently, county officials asked the developers of Fieldstone Farms to widen and overlay a road that would adjoin their development and create a clear route for emergency vehicles to enter, a request prompted by several residents voicing concerns about the narrow road they live on being near the development.

Tuscan Hills resident Sally Endavender was one of those concerned with the condition and width of the road, especially with construction vehicles using the road.

“It’s going to be a nightmare for people to drive along there,” Endavender said. “It’s part of Tuscan Hills subdivision, it should be the standard of Tuscan Hills with curb and gutter.”

Commission members recommended to the Board of Supervisors that the developer match the section of road they are going to develop what is existing in Tuscan Hills.

In other matters

Fieldstone Farms developer Brian Hill is working with county officials in developing a phasing plan for his development. Once the second phase of the development begins, it will require a second entrance to be used as the emergency entrance.

The commission also recommended approval for a new Dollar General that will be located at Highway 30 and County Road 217. The department store will be similar to the Dollar General located on Highway 6 and will be bricked.