HUBER HEIGHTS — Huber Heights City Council approved a zoning change for the Quail Ridge development despite opposition from Mayor Tom McMasters Monday night.
The rezoning from R-3 to R-4 would allow more homes to be built on the 21.4-acre parcel off Chambersburg Road. Developer Barry Eavenson requested the change.
A number of residents of the area turned out at the previous council meeting to object to making a through street in the new subdivision. Eavenson agreed to that, and the ordinance before council on Monday night included provisions that said there will be no public street connections to Aaron Lane or Hialeah Park, except for a gated emergency entrance at Hialeah. It also added a 10-foot preservation zone along the edge of the development.
McMasters expressed his opinion against preventing the connection to Aaron Lane, which would have provided a cut-through road from Chambersburg Road to Fishburg Road.
“I am advocating removing the restrictions on the cut-through at Aaron Lane,” McMasters said.
“I implore council to have a vision of what that area will look like in the relatively near future and think about traffic in that area and remove the restriction and allow a cut-through there,” he said.
Council decided otherwise, voting 8-0 to approve the ordinance as written.
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