ND-1 Overlay Petition Drive Launches

Greenbrier ND-1 Areas

Greenbrier ND-1 Areas

 

This PETITION will be mailed with a SASE to all large lot property owners including those residing at the following addresses:

2186-2298 Bahama Road (even)
2203-2299 Bahama Road (odd)
1693-2033 Bahama Road (odd)
1684-2026 Bahama Road (even) 2358-2384 Walnut Grove Lane
2703-2728 Barbados Lane
3612-3701 Cayman Lane
3776-3793 Jamaica Court
3778-3794 Katkay Drive
2707-2739 Martinique Lane
3500-3520 Trinidad Court
3184- 3201 Tabago Court

Your GRI Board agrees this designation will – among other positive attributes:

1) Discourage conflicts related to construction of chain link fencing, above ground pools & accessory structures

2) Enhance property values, and

3) Foster pride in our neighborhood’s future.

Obtaining an ND-1 Overlay requires significant neighborhood input and support. PLEASE DO YOUR PART!

REMINDER! If your property has an accessory structure currently in place, it will not be affected by the Overlay, but will be considered as “nonconforming use” and grandfathered into the coverage.


PETITION

We, the undersigned, are owners of these properties in what is designated as Area 1 on city maps, a section of Greenbrier Estates comprised of 145 large residential lots in the city of Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. Units 3A & 3B of Greenbrier, Area 2 on city maps, have already received ND-1 Overlay Zoning that includes the three (3) restrictions listed below. At this time, we request the LFUCG expand this ND-1 Overlay coverage to include our properties in Area 1, to make this part of Greenbrier compatible with other Greenbrier units, and to maintain the integrity of the Greenbrier subdivision.

THE RESTRICTIONS WE NEED ARE:

1. No unattached building additions permitted. This would include, but would not be limited to garages, storage sheds, or any type of shed or building detached from the side or the rear of the house.

2. Above ground pools are not permitted. All pools would need to be constructed so that the water inside the pool is no higher than ground level.

3. All fences must be set back at least as far as the front of the house. Fencing materials cannot include those used to construct what is commonly known as “chain link” fencing.


Please sign, address and return in the enclosed, stamped envelope. Property owners will be notified of the LFUCG’s decision as to whether or not the Planning Commission will allow this PETITION to proceed.

Development Hearing June 8, 2017

A Development Plan Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, at 1:30 PM.  The meeting location is the LFUCG Council Chambers.  This sign is posted at the intersection of Walnut Grove and Cayman Lane.  The scope of the hearing is not know at this time.  When additional information is received it will be posted.

Update:  An amendment has been proposed to make changes in the recreational trail system.  The surface would change from hard scape to turf.  The Planning Commission would not normally be the venue for this issue.  It was brought before the Commission as this may impact handicapped users of the trails and to discuss responsibility for maintaining the turf.

Information on the trail system is available from:  https://www.lexingtonky.gov/trails

Public Hearing June 8, 2017

Bill Requiring Bond for Zoning Appeals is Filed

House Bill 490, sponsored by Representative Jerry Miller, would require posting of a bond by a non-governmental party to seek judicial review of a zoning decision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

Under the bill, an individual or neighborhood association would have to prepay a bond before appealing to the Court of Appeals.  If the appeal is unsuccessful, even though the appeal was neither in bad faith nor frivolous, the bond would be forfeited.

The bill has been assigned to the House Local Government Committee, which is chaired by Representative Steve Riggs.  If you wish to comment, please call 1-800-372-7181 and leave a message for “all members of the House Local Government Committee” regarding House Bill 490.

LFUCG Meeting On Zoning Change set for Tuesday, September 22

The Urban County Council has scheduled a public hearing on a request for a zone change in our neighborhood.

This application was previously submitted by North Forty Properties, LLC., for property with an address of 1551 Deer Haven Lane.  The zone change involves a request from an EAR-1 to an EAR-2 zone.

The Urban County Council has decided to hold a public hearing on this request to afford the public an opportunity to comment upon this proposal. The Council’s public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 6pm in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Government Center, 200 East Main Street.  Call Bill Sallee or other member of the Planning staff for more info at 258-3160.

Why is this public hearing important? First, because the developers applied for more density in spite of previously agreed upon mandates of the Expansion Area Master Plan (EAMP); second, because several surrounding neighborhoods were never notified of this request; third; because concerned neighborhoods who wanted  a postponement of this request to study the effects more density would have on them were ignored by the developers; and finally, because the Planning Commission, chaired by Mike Owens acting upon a motion by builder Mike Cravens, also ignored concerned neighbors seeking a postponement of this request.

Both GRI Board member Marcia Stanhope and GB neighbor Susan Enlow attended the meeting of the Planning Commission and were concerned with the attitude of the PC towards neighborhoods. IMO, we may not stop this density zone change request, but we can make our voices heard as a valid constituency of this community. We have every right to fully understand the ramifications of any zone change which may not be in compliance with the EAMP affecting our neighborhood and the neighborhoods around us.

Your Greenbrier Residents, Inc. (GRI) Board needs as many neighbors as possible into attend this public hearing. More details about how you can participate will follow! Thanks! Mariana Moore Marye, Pres.