Pain in my rear is what they are. The same developers who did the Home Depot submit a site plan for 11 apartment buildings and 37 single family residential. I reviewed and and sent them a memo with a huge list of items that need to be amended, and overall concerns about the project. Revised plan isn't much better.
- The layout is not creative - just rectangles and squares slapped down on a piece of paper.
- They plan on using the Home Depot retention basin for this development as well. It already looks like a ugly hole in the ground.
- They plan on grading the entire site, and although Coldwater is pretty flat, this is actually one of the only *rolling hills* area in the City. They said that the grading shown is absolutely necessary. BALONEY!
- There is 5 pages - one has the entire site plan - proposed and existing elevations, utilties, roads, etc. I can't hardly read the darn thing. I am sitting here coloring - which is actually kind of fun!!
It drives me crazy that some people think we are this little podunk town that has no clue what we are doing,and that they can try to sneak anything in. Plus, not to play the *young female* card, but don't treat me like I am stupid. You wouldn't believe the crap they try to pull with me but not our 65 year old male engineer.
Good thing that we have our zoning ordinance and master plan that actually backs up our concerns. It's not like I am pulling these things out of my butt to make things difficult.
Anywho, thanks for letting me rant!!