Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Local News

Oddos\' Redwine Road property back on Fville council agenda


By Danny Harrison

A rezoning request for nearly 60 acres of land lying between Lakemont and Quail Hollow subdivisions on Redwine Road in Fayetteville will be back on the Fayetteville City Council agenda Thursday night after being tabled since the council's first meeting in September.
The land is owned by the Oddo brothers Paul, Chuck and Warren, and they are asking to exchange the current R-30 zoning for an R-22 zoning, which would allow denser residential development. As Developer Bruce Carlisle pointed out, it would also bring the property in line with the zoning already in existence in the contiguous Lakemont subdivision, which is also inside city limits.
Paul Oddo is a Fayetteville City Council member, and he has recused himself from discussion on the matter. He will also recuse himself from any votes on the petition. His brother Chuck is a Fayette County commissioner.
The city's Planning and Zoning Commission on Aug. 26 declined a recommendation on rezoning, citing water runoff and traffic concerns among others. Developers said their subdivision would actually help mitigate Lakemont's runoff, which Quail Hollow residents say has backed up their septic tanks, but planning commissioners said they wanted to see more details about how the storm water management would work before they could get behind the project.
Developers then took the proposal off the table for a couple of extra weeks to sharpen their pencils.
According to Fayetteville Director of Community Development Brian Wismer, City Hall hasn't seen much change in the developers' plans for the property since the last city council appearance, but he said new ideas may be presented during Thursday night's council meeting.
In the meantime, Wismer said developers have been meeting with Quail Hollow residents to try working out concerns.
"I think they're trying to smooth out the rough waters," Wismer said. "That's smart on their part."


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