At the Planning Commission on Monday, homeowners in the Hampton Creek subdivision at 7502 Snow Hill Road spoke in opposition, along with their attorney John Anderson, to amending the subdivision’s PUD.
In February this year, homeowners said they found out through Facebook about a plan to change the PUD. The proposal by Rick Stern, who bought the golf course a year ago, was to change the 23-year-old PUD by adding 10 new homes.
They would be built on land that is currently used as overflow parking for the golf club.
Mr. Stern owns both the golf club and the land in question.
The original PUD has been built-out with 211 homes there today which homeowners believed would be the completed neighborhood. To increase the number of houses, the original PUD would have to be abandoned and a new PUD approved.
The board felt that it would set a dangerous precedent if an applicant for the change was not the developer or the Homeowners Association and that just because this applicant owns the largest asset in the community, it does not give him the right to change a PUD. It also was considered a matter of property rights for the homeowners. Additionally, the increase in the number of houses would require a second emergency access point into and out of the development and the location of that new road had the possibility of negatively affecting some existing homes, the Planning Commission members were told.
The decision of the RPA to deny the new PUD will go next before the Hamilton County Commission for a final ruling.