At the request of developers, Clarksville City Council is referring the proposed Highlands apartment community off Rossview Road to the Regional Planning Commission for further study.
Solicitor Larry Rocconi told council this week that the project could come with an entrance on Warfield Boulevard, rather than Rossview Road and Basham Lane, after the acquisition of an additional 16 acres linking the site to Warfield.
The proposed rezoning for the estimated $70 million apartment community had already been delayed for a month and will likely be revisited in December.
So far, it’s a 326-unit apartment community near Rossview Road and Basham Lane that developers have been scouting for rezoning. Residents opposed to the plan say it is not suitable for the narrow and winding road network in this vicinity, and although they learned of the possible access point off Warfield, they still asked the council to reject it Thursday evening.
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Facilities would include a clubhouse, walking paths, pickleball and volleyball courts, and more, surrounded by three-story apartment buildings. At first glance, some features may seem quite interesting.
But location, for many naysayers, continues to be the problem.
VSConcerns include, but are not limited to, increased traffic congestion along what is already widely seen as a congested road network in this area of Clarksville. Opponents also say the apartments would conflict with an established single-family residential area, and there are questions about wetlands on the site and whether the site is suitable.
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Proponents, including developer Syd Hedrick, say indications that Montgomery County may be on the verge of announcing a new $3 billion industry point to the need for more housing, but the neighborhood isn’t accepting not this reasoning.
Before Thursday eveningt, council members were considering at the first of two readings, George R. Fleming’s application, with Syd Hedrick as agent, for a rezoning of approximately 28 acres from R-1 Single Family Residential District to PUD Planned Unit Development Residential District.
Rocconi said the zoning application is unlikely to change after it is referred to planners, and there are no plans for more housing on the additional 16 acres acquired.