Game Farm subdivision vote Friday

By CHARLES PEARL State Journal Staff Writer Published:

Franklin Fiscal Court will vote Friday morning whether to approve a zone change that will allow a new subdivision near Game Farm Road.

Granting the zone change would go against the Frankfort-Franklin County Planning Commissions recommendation to deny the rezoning. The commission voted 6-2 in March to deny a zone change request from David and Julia Gabbart Morris for 54.3 acres at 1904 Louisville Road.

The Morrises were seeking a change from RR-Rural Residential to RB-Single Family Residential B density.

County Attorney Jim Boyd said Wednesday if Fiscal Court asks for his opinion, Ill tell them to uphold the planning commissions decision. Why have planning and zoning if youre going to overrule them?

Attorney Phillip Shepherd, representing Ann and John Patterson, residents of Game Farm Road, also hopes Fiscal Court accepts the recommendation of the planning commission.

State Sen. Dan Mongiardo, a medical doctor from Hazard and a developer, hopes the zone change is approved. Hes a partner in Frankforts 21st Century Development, which has a purchase option on the Morris property.

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