Houses, houses, houses and more houses are on the agenda for the Thursday night meeting of the Maumelle Planning Commission.
The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and be held at City Hall. The online agenda and packet can be viewed by clicking here.
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There’s no old business on the agenda and the first item of new is a doozy with the proposed rezoning of the Stone Canyon Addition.
Located at 14005 Old Maumelle Road, the 65 acre property is south of Hwy. 365 and north of the railroad tracks. It was annexed into the city in 2021 at the owner’s request.
According to the provided packet, “The proposed rezoning would accomplish this with a potential for a mix of duplexes, triplexes, and garden apartments, etc.”
“This” being “a mix of medium density housing and village center housing.”
An old quarry on the property would become “bike trails” and other “recreational uses.”
If the rezoning is approved, it would become R-2 and allow for 16 units or less per acre, while not all the property is designated as residential, the development would mean hundreds and hundreds of new homes, but an exact number wasn’t provided in the packet. A map of the location is below.
In other new home news: the Cypress Bend Revised Development Plan, located at 9000 White Oak Crossing is also on the agenda.
According to the packet, that property “as envisioned as a gated private enclave” but that’s not the case now as the developer, “wishes to sell to Rausch Coleman developers, who are buying subdivisions in the area for building their model homes.”
The development would have 143 proposed lots on a little over 17 acres. An example of a model home that Rausch Coleman would build there is below.
While planning staff recommended a “do-pass” to the commission, that would be against the wishes of the public comments on the project as all were opposed to the development.
The meeting is open to the public and will be available to watch on the city’s YouTube channel.