Development still possible at quarry site

Developers Mike Parent and Tom Goelz are still exploring options for the Leatham Smith Quarry after this week’s Resource Planning Committee decision. Parent says some alternatives do not involve public input. Parent believes that the RPC erred in its judgment, particularly on what he considers more subjective matters such as how the RV park would fit in with the surrounding property. Parent points out that the quarry is zoned Commercial/Recreational and, as such, would have different characteristics than the homes nearby. Parent says the process turned into a popularity contest, but a project that does not involve motor homes can be done with an over-the-counter permit.


Parent says that the more traditional residential possibility may end up with a denser population profile than what was proposed for the RV project. did inspect the county’s comprehensive zoning ordinance. Single-family residences are permitted to be constructed on recreational and commercially zoned property.

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