Meeting on Summit development set for 5 p.m.

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - In case folks forgot about it, there are signs posted down here at the intersection of Habersham and Man o' War Boulevard reminding them about the Urban/County Council meeting tonight regarding the Summit development plan.

Residents living nearby the project have already voiced concern by handing out fliers and starting the "DON'T" group, which stands for Don't Overload our Neighborhood with Traffic.

Tonight, they'll have further opportunity as the Urban County Council will hold its second special meeting to discuss zoning changes near the Nicholasville Road and Man O' War intersection.

The council will consider if the fifty acres should be changed from an agricultural zone to a mixed-use community zone.
Bayer Properties, the company proposing the development, says the Summit would bring high-end retailers to the bluegrass, and generate 14-hundred jobs.
But that hasn't been enough to alleviate concerns about the traffic impact on surrounding streets.

"They want to be able to keep the development out of the neighborhood. The development wants to create more streets into the neighborhood in order for them to alleviate traffic problems. But this is going to cause a big disaster if they do do that," said Edward Prentice, who's concerned with the possible traffic impact.

The meeting is scheduled for 5 o' clock this evening, and is open to the public.

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