Reader urges citizens to attend May 10 meeting

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

After an emotional 2-hour meeting (May 3) with Planning & Zoning in regards to Thunderbolt Landing (located at the North end of 10th East) requesting high density (R-4PUD) housing (236 single dwelling units on 49+ acres) most agreed development was good, but not at the density the company was requesting. The company refused to listen to a compromise or agree to discussion, it was all or nothing. With a 6-1 vote the board denied the zoning and annexation by Viper Investments.

HOWEVER, after the meeting adjourned and most people had left, the board said they would forward their decision to the City Council. This means the original project with the high density will go before the council and can still be approved. NOTE: only 31 homes would have a 60 property line, the majority has 30 frontage.

Im asking everyone that was at the meeting; has opinions or concerns about traffic, schools, water pressure/availability, soil contamination, accessibility, safety, livability, property values and wants to keep Mountain Home a pleasant place to live, please attend the next meeting Monday, May 10 at 6p.m to voice their concerns. It was very obvious the board had reservations, as well as the citizens, but the process still moves forward according to law and only the voice of the people can make the council aware of their disapproval of this type of project in this location.

Linda Bennett

Mountain Home

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