By Anna Skinner
Although two councilors voted against the Scofield Farms subdivision, the development was approved by the city council at its Jan. 9 meeting. Councilors Joe Edwards and Cindy Spoljaric voted against the development with no discussion.
The development would allow for approximately 235 homes across 143 acres to the west of Moontown Road and between 191st and 196th streets. M/I Homes served was the petitioner. The petition was originally introduced to the council last October.
Spoljaric said one reason she voted against the development was lack of architectural standards. Typically, the council handles all architectural standards for residential structures because it comes in under a planned unit development, and then works with developers specifically.
“There are missing architectural standards,” Spoljaric said. “The remaining homes in that development that aren’t facing external streets have no architectural standards. It’s just something I’ve been worried about, and one of (my worries) is our residential growth and what is appropriate at the time right now. That parcel, while within the area for future development in the comprehensive plan, is on the very outer edges of our current city limits, and in my opinion, at this time it is not necessary or justified given the current situation with our growth. With what they’re offering, I don’t think it’s the best fit for our community at the time it was proposed.”
The development will include an Area A and an Area B. All units in Area A will be one-and-a-half story homes, while the units in Area B are required to be a mix of single- and two-story homes. The development incorporates 30 percent of open space, an increase from the required 15 percent. The development includes multiple ponds, a playground and a pool house area.
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