Next Monday, the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency will consider case #2021-0032 and #2021-0033 brought by Ooltewah Golf Club owner Rick Stern. The purpose of the case in short - he wants to abandon the Planned Unit Development that Hampton Creek Subdivision has operated under for 26-years.
Mr. Stern would like to open up property on his golf course so houses can be built. In order to do this the parameters of Hampton Creek Subdivision have to be changed to his liking.
I know. I thought the same thing. How in the world is this even possible? How can the parameters of my neighborhood be changed by someone who does not live in the subdivision and until a year ago had no interest in a golf course? But it is possible.
But only if the RPA Zoning Commission approves the request. The reasons to not allow this range from housing density to an unsafe entrance and exit situation within the subdivision that exists already.
I hope the Zoning Commission in wise fashion can see the attempt by Mr. Stern to disrupt a neighborhood that for 26-years has remained the same.
And vote no overwhelmingly to protect the residents of Hampton Creek in Ooltewah.