ANOTHER IRRESPONSIBLE PROPOSAL!
Case Manager: Dante St. Germain
Representative: Bardenwerper, Talbott, & Roberts, PLLC
Developer: Highgates Development
Design Engineer: Mindel Scott
Owner: Jean Rueff
Johnson Rd Residential
Case Number: 22-MSUB-0004
Location: Development is 0.6 miles South of Aiken Rd (site of another development just approved)
FF DRO: Yes
Proposal: A major subdivision with 130 houses and 126 apartments in the DRO with over 60 houses requiring the floodplain to be filled; Average lot size: 0.2 acres; requires a sewage pump in the flood plain and flood storage AND flood retention basins. Proposal only includes flood detention basins.
This is the proposed plan. The red outlines what is currently the flood plain and flood way.
Since the Floyds Fork Special District was set aside to remain agricultural and recreational, the average lot size per residence is currently 9.4 acres! Additionally, since these houses would be below the street level, a sewage pump would be required. The developer has proposed to put the pump in what is currently the edge of the flood way!
To build within this flood plain, the developer would be required to raise each house and street to 2' above the 100-year flood plain. Additionally, the developer would have to put in flood retention and flood storage basins. While these basins are designed to protect the houses being built from the 100-year flood, they do NOT protect from the 200-, 300-, or 500-year floods. They also maker smaller flood events much worse for everyone downstream!
The Land Development Code states that the developer is not to alter this blueline stream and yet the burming of the river does exactly that! The increased erosion is evident along the banks and is due to the impact of smaller flood events being channeled and no longer going into previous flood plain (storage) areas. See the blue shaded area in the picture above. This blue area is currently all flood plain. The land is currently a flood storage area which is utilized with any 2+" rain event.
Please email Ms. St. Germain
Give her the case number: 22-MSUB-0004
Let her know why you oppose this irresponsible development within the Floyds Fork DRO
Please email your Council Member to let them know that Floyds Fork must be protected