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New 125-Home Subdivision Likely Coming to Boone Co.

A new subdivision in Boone County appears to be likely.

The Boone County fiscal court listened to the first reading of an ordinance approving Triple Crown Development's zoning map amendment, allowing a more than 49-acre site to change from public facilities zoning to residential.

The property is located on the south and east sides of County Fleet Drive and Man O' War.

Part of the property is owned by St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore explained that before St. Elizabeth and St. Luke hospitals became one entity, St. Elizabeth had planned to construct a hospital on the site.

The subdivision is expected to have 125 single-family homes.

Commissioner Cathy Flaig asked about storm water issues, and was told that the developer has added three storm water drains.

County Administrator Jeff Earlywine noted that there had been some concerns about Ryle High School having limited space for students, and the new subdivision could add to that. But, he noted, the build-out of the homes is expected to take five to seven year, which gives the school district time to expand.

The second reading for the ordinance will be February 9 at 8:30 a.m.

In other businesses, Earlywine presented the second quarter budget report and said that spending has been held in check, and that revenue from new properties is up. Ne whousing is also up.

Judge Moore call it "very good news".

-Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor

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