New Subdivision with 300 Homes Planned

As construction continues on several buildings in downtown Owensboro, more housing is also in the works.

A new sub-division just off of Highway 60 in southwest Owensboro expects to bringing more than 300 homes. Officials say this is one of the larger projects they've seen here in recent years.

"This is a good size development," says Brian Howard of the Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission. The proposed development sits on a more than 80 acre site.

"You've got a large site, it's inside the bypass. It has the infrasturcture, the streets, all that stuff available to it," Howard says.

"It's been for sale for so long," adds Barbara Payne, who lives by the proposed site.

The plan calls for more than 300 homes just off of Barron Drive and Carter Road. Most of the new homes will be single family houses. Two new lakes to prevent flooding are also included. The property must be re-zoned for residential use. Howard says they're starting to see more projects like this coming to fruition across Owensboro.

"Earlier this year, we had a new development, 220 plus lots and we've seen others in 140 range. We've seen quite a few here recently," he says.

"With all the work and everything, I think it'd be nice," Payne adds. "it'd give more people places to live, and senior citizens maybe."

A traffic study on the site shows most neighborhood intersections can handle traffic at acceptible levels and no traffic lights required at this time, but turn lanes will be needed on Barron Drive.

The planned development is expected to be discussed at the commission's next meeting in mid-September.

(This story was originally published on August 29, 2017).


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