Franklin Drive extension OK’d

Published 9:59 pm Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Troy City Planning Commission granted preliminary plat approval for land behind the Krystal restaurant on U.S. Highway 231.

About 40 acres has been planned out with four separate parcels and a road, which will extend Franklin Drive.

Surveyor and landowner Walter Stell estimated the end of the road will be approximately three-quarters to one mile from a connection with Enzor Road and resulting access to the Troy Sportsplex from 231.

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Of the four parcels, two will be more than 15 acres and Stell said he had a pretty good idea what they might be used for.

“We expect to have an upper scale gated community in parcel one,” Stell told the commission adding that he had been in contact with a company about it.

Stell said that same company may create a senior citizen independent living complex in the other large parcel.

“We see it as a need,” Stell said, explaining he has talked to many people who have had to send loved ones to Auburn and other places to live in similar facilities.

Stell said he expects construction to begin in the near future.

In a request for final plat approval regarding the development of a new subdivision off of Spradley Drive near the Troy Country Club, some residents voiced concerns about increased traffic on Spradley if no other access to the subdivision was provided.

The commission said at the present time there was no other way to access the property but Stell said efforts are being made to provide it.

“The property should access through Wild Ridge, that’s what we’re working on,” he said after the meeting.

Stell said it is “pretty likely” that access will be created.

That final plat approval for the subdivision, named Deer Stand Hill, was approved by the commission.