We just learned that our beautiful neighborhood of single family residential homes is constructed on land zoned for multifamily dwellings.
As a result, our planning board wants to approve an application for a retail structure just 75-feet from our lot line.
If the zoning were accurate for the type of structures currently here (single family) they would be required to give us a 200 foot setback.
I would appreciate any suggestions as to legal arguments for the protection of homeowners in this situation.
Secondly, the developer is proposing an enormous retention pond 160 feet by 160 feet in dimension, and 10 feet deep immediately on my lot line, without any barrier, berm, fence or adequate landscaping.
Does this sound like respectable suburban planning to you????
Are there professional building planner standards that I could quote in our quest to have some type of barrier required of the developer?
Are you aware of any websites or organizations willing to assist citizens in these type of land use conflicts?