Subdivision to come on Orion Street

Published 2:00 am Friday, October 23, 2015

The Troy Planning Commission on Thursday green-lighted plans for a 19-lot subdivision off Orion Street.

Buck Watkins, who represented the developer, told the commission the subdivision plan was approved in 2013 with 34 lots. The new developer “wanted to give people the opportunity for bigger lots and bigger houses,” he said.

The subdivision will be located to the south of 718-722 Orion Street and to the west of the lots fronting the west side of Martha George Hall Drive. Watkins said the development will utilize city water, utilities and sewage; will feature curbs and gutters; and will follow the same setbacks as the nearby Village subdivision.

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“We don’t want to disrupt the harmony of what is already there,” he said.

Watkins said he expects the houses to range in size from 1,800 to 2,200 square feet.

The commission approved the request contingent on the developer resolving sewage main issues with the city utilities.

In other business, the board also approved a request from Sam Green to subdivide a lot at 131 Childs Road into two plats, contingent on health department approval and extending the frontage to 100 feet. Green’s proposal was met with opposition from nearly half a dozen neighbors, who questioned the size of the lots once divided and the condition of the existing house on the property. “It’s just something we don’t want in our community,” said John Kent.

“I can assure we wouldn’t do anything to bring a negative light on the neighborhood,” Green said.