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Residential use, hotel plat on April 14 agenda

A mixed-use neighborhood being proposed on 62.92 acres at 2101 Lexington Road (historically known as the Backer property) is scheduled to come before the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission as a public hearing on Thursday, April 14. The developer (2101, LCC: Trey Schott, member) wants to rezone the Lexington Road property (now being called Woodford Place) from A-1 (agricultural) to R-1C: planned unit development in order to move forward with plans for 83 single-family houses, 28 townhouses, 144 apartments, a community center as well as a mix of retail shops and professional offices. In 2005, Beazer Homes' zone-change request was denied. The property located on the south side of Lexington Road was sold to 2101, LLC, in November 2014. Comments during the upcoming public hearing on the zone-change request will be limited to three minutes, but written comments can be submitted prior to or at the hearing. Also on the Planning Commission's agenda, a public hearing to discuss a preliminary subdivision plat submitted by Versailles Land Group, LLC showing seven lots on an 11.802-acre site known as Versailles Center (formerly occupied by the Versailles Flea Market and Sweet Potatoes restaurant, among other businesses). A Holiday Inn Express hotel has been proposed for the site on the U. S. 60 Bypass at Lexington Road. If all goes as anticipated, H&W Management Company will purchase a 3-acre lot from developer Versailles Land Group, LLC, and begin construction on its 80-room hotel in the fall with an opening in late-summer 2017, according to H&W partner Don Howard. Eli Mashni said Versailles Land Group hopes to attract national and regional restaurants to other commercial lots on the site. A hearing is also scheduled on a preliminary/final townhouse plat to create three townhouse lots at 180, 182 and 184 Spring Station Road (Justin Branham). The Planning Commission's Thursday, April 14, meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the Woodford County Courthouse. Work session canceled A Comprehensive Plan committee work session, which had been scheduled after the regular Planning Commission meeting on April 14, will not be conducted because of the number of items on the regular agenda.

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