Transportation issues discussed at work session
A committee working on an update of the existing land-use plan continued its discussions last Thursday, Sept. 14, on the transportation chapter in the Comprehensive Plan. A follow-up review of chapter IV again led to a discussion about the Northwest Versailles Mobility Corridor and how the planned design and route for that proposed roadway connecting U.S. 62 (Midway Road) and Falling Springs Boulevard came into being. "This emerged out of thin air and that's what bothers me," said Commissioner Rich Schein, who later retracted those words, but questioned how the proposed bypass got into the state road plan. He said, "That's always been a mystery..." The City of Midway appointee also voiced objection to including specific wording from the state Transportation Cabinet in the updated Comp Plan, but other committee members disagreed with the need to eliminate all of that language. While Planning Commission Chair Chad Wells said he appreciated the duty that Schein has to represent the citizens of Midway, he told him he'd support the inclusion of language for a proposed bypass, contemplated in both a 1999 and 2012 transportation study. With an agreement to move the state Transportation Cabinet's language under a "Future Recommended State Highway and Local Improvements" subhead, Schein said he would retract his objection about keeping that language about a Northwest Corridor in the transportation chapter. The Comp Plan committee did not discuss a chapter on land-use as discussed in August, but agreed to tackle that issue at its work session in October. Habitat townhouse Before the Comp Plan committee's work session, the full Planning Commission approved a preliminary/final townhouse plat for 246 and 248 Martin Luther King Boulevard. Woodford Habitat for Humanity plans to construct a one-story townhouse on the property, zoned R-3 (medium density residential). Plats The commission approved a plat consolidating land parcels to create reconfigured residential lots at 210 and 211 Cardinal Avenue (Bruce C. Lewis property), and remove a cul-de-sac. The commission approved an amended final plat for Helmsley II - The Shire, which shows the buildable area and number of units in order to replace a planned clubhouse with a two-unit condominium at 108 Rumsey Circle.