The applicant is proposing to develop an
approximately 975-lot residential subdivision in the New Baltimore
Service District on approximately 1,039 acres of land.
The assemblage of land includes the former Waterfield site
(currently approved for 667 dwelling units in a PRD zoning
district), along with other adjacent lands (Gerber tracts, and
others referenced as the Brookside Communities, LLC) that are
zoned R-1 (Residential). The former Waterfield site is now referred to as Brookside
Farm, while the R-1 land is referred to as Brookside.
The applicant is seeking the following
special exception approvals in association with their companion
proposals for a comprehensive plan amendment, rezoning amendment
and preliminary subdivision:
Special Exception applications to reduce the amount of open space
Special Exception to allow for floodplain crossings and floodplain
uses (Brookside and Brookside Farm),
Special Exception to allow the construction of public utility
facilities (Brookside and Brookside Farm).
The associated proffer amendment
application for the former Waterfield site is discussed under a
separate public hearing agenda request item.
The applicant has also filed a preliminary subdivision
plat, which is also reviewed under another agenda item.
The applicant has requested that these
combined applications be tracked concurrently through the public
hearing process. A
public hearing on these cases was opened on March 18, 2002, and
left open to allow for additional revisions to be made by the
applicant and for additional public review and comment.
The public hearing for the special exception applications
was continued and closed on April 18, 2002.