Plan gets vote of support

Published 3:00 am Friday, October 28, 2016

The Downtown Plan is one step closer to approval as the Troy Planning Commission voted on Thursday to adopt and recommend the plan to the Troy City Council.

The 16-strategy plan contains various initiatives to improve downtown Troy over the next ten years including aesthetic improvements, changes to traffic circulation and more.

Tracy Delaney of the South Central Alabama Development Commission (SCADC) described the plan to the commissioners prior to the vote.

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“The City of Troy has taken a vigorous approach over the last six months to get community involvement,” Delaney said. “This is not just the city’s plan. It won’t happen without private investment.”

The commission unanimously approved the plan for recommendation to the city council to serve as a guide for future improvements.

The commission also gave final approval to a plat including 15 acres for the building of a new Vine Church between 440 and 530 Enzor Road.

The commission gave preliminary approval to a plat request that they had already basically approved earlier this year, with a slight change.

The commission approved the Trojan Towne Plat, located on the south side of U.S. Highway 231 east of South Franklin Drive near Krystal’s, on the contingency of adding sidewalks to a planned service road.

The former version of the plan had the service road in the back, but this plan moved it to the front due to the preference of the Alabama Department of Transportation according to Walt Stell, who presented the request.

Stell was asked about a division of one lot on the plat into “Lot 8” and “Lot 8A.” Stell said that it’s currently only one lot, but that developers hoped to make it two lots to have a commercial lot and hotel lot.

The commission also gave final approval to the subdivision of  a lot on Three Notch Street into two lots so that the owner could convey one of the two houses on the lot to somebody else.

The commission voted to move their November meeting to November 17 at 3 p.m. to avoid having a meeting on Thanksgiving Day. The meeting will be held in the Troy City Council Chambers.