Board gives initial OK to Clydesdale Manors

Planning panel recommended approval of new subdivision

By Mike Anthony

The Green Park Board of Aldermen gave preliminary approval last week to a subdivision of 18 single-family, detached homes at 10995 Kohrs Lane.

Aldermen voted 5-0 to adopt a resolution approving the preliminary plat for the Clydesdale Manors subdivision, which will be built on nearly 6 acres owned by Ward 2 Alderman Tim Thuston. The board also voted 5-0 to adopt an ordinance approving a boundary adjustment plat for property owned by Thuston at 10995 Kohrs Lane and 9400 Green Park Road.

Thuston recused himself from the issue at the Nov. 19 meeting, as he did at past meetings.

The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted earlier this month to recommend approval of Clydesdale Manors. J.H. Berra is the developer, and the homes will be built by McBride & Son.

The 18 single-family homes at Clydesdale Manors will range in space from 1,487 square feet to 3,197 square feet, while lots will range in size from 7,000 square feet to 10,654 square feet.

Berra Vice President Al Hicks told the board the cost of the homes will range from roughly $250,000 to the “high” $300,000s.

In September, the board rejected the Arbors at Clydesdale Park, a subdivision with 41 attached homes proposed for the same site.

Aldermen voted 3-2 to reject a change in zoning from RS-1, single-family, to RS-1 with a planned residential development.

Former Alderman Trudy Hoey was one of seven residents who voiced their opposition to the Arbors at Clydesdale Park during an Aug. 16 public hearing.

In her comments, Hoey contended the Arbors at Clydesdale Park did not conform with the city’s comprehensive plan.

“… We in no way envisioned going backwards and allowing RS-1 areas be changed to (allow) multi-family attached units that are essentially condominiums ..,” she said.

At last week’s board meeting, Hoey thanked the aldermen — Jackie Wilson of Ward 2 and Fred Baras and Joe Monteleone, both of Ward 3 — who voted in September to reject the rezoning for the Arbors at Clydesdale Park.

Regarding Clydesdale Manors, Hoey said, “This one looks like the perfect solution … if, indeed, everything is as it says according to the code. I think that it’s what we needed, and having voted the way you did will keep our city stronger in the future …”