“The road will be 37 feet from the edge of my home,” said Alan Franklin, 7712 E Covell Road.
Council members debated whether the proposed road would be an exit for all traffic, an emergency exit or allow for egress and ingress. They voted that the road would be used only as an egress.
“I don't like only one way out of a development this size,” Councilman Darrell Davis said.
Councilwoman Elizabeth Waner said she wanted an emergency exit only, a request of the opponents. She was the only council member to vote against the preliminary plat.
More details about the road will be discussed when council members review the final plat, Mayor Charles Lamb said.
Homeowners wanted a masonry fence along the proposed road, but the council did not include the fence in its motion. The developer agreed to build a stockade fence.
The development is divided by a floodplain that will need a bridge to connect the east and west sections.
Council members made it a requirement that the developer can't get building permits on the east side until the bridge is completed, a request of the opponents.