Developer D.R. Horton held an open house at the 95th Street Library, inviting the public to view and weigh in on the latest designs for the Polo Club development proposed near Route 59 and 119th Street.
While many residents felt the proposal didn’t do enough to address traffic concerns in an already congested place, some felt there were at least some improvements.
“The fact that they eliminated Book Road is a fantastic improvement. We really had some issues with that. But again, the issue that we still have is 119th Street. And the existing traffic flow on 119th Street is overwhelming. It really can’t handle the capacity that’s on it today, and so now we’re thinking about putting a development with 480 units on top of that, and then the concern is safety and traffic,” said South Point resident Keith Sheffer.
D.R. Horton has made several revisions to its original design in response to public feedback.
Some changes in this iteration include reducing units from 500 to 480, eliminating the extension of Book Road, and widening and adding an additional turn lane and entry point on 119th Street.
The updated plan will now go to the Planning and Zoning Commission for their review.
The development received a split 4-4 vote when it appeared before the Planning and Zoning Commission in February.
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