Some Youngsville residents are asking their neighbors to sign a petition to try to stop the construction of a new settlement.
Given her city’s continued growth and (what appears to be) an increase in flood events, her concern is easy to understand.
The new development is a proposed neighborhood north of Youngsville.
According to the petition, which was published on the Change.org website, an “outside developer” has plans to come to Youngsville to build a new development that would consist of townhouses.
The petition begins by bringing the proposed development to the attention of Youngsville residents and those who drive through Youngsville on their way to work.
ATTENTION TO YOUNGSVILLE AND AREA RESIDENTS AND COMMUTERS AREAS
According to the petition, the new development will be rental properties and includes plans for over 100 new townhouses to be built near what the petitioners are calling a “floodplain”. The proposed location for the new building would be on Fortune Road, just off the Youngsville Highway.
An out-of-town developer has proposed building a neighborhood of 116 3,450-square-foot two-story townhouses (58 6,900-square-foot multi-family homes) on 23 acres at the corner of Fortune Road and Youngsville Hwy (on the triangular piece of scrap land). with drains and gas/pipelines running everywhere, behind Shell/Circle K station, across from Sabal Palms/Meches).
The petition notes that residents living near the proposed development have received notice of a public meeting to discuss the development, scheduled for November 10 at 5:15 p.m. at Youngsville City Hall.
The petitioners hope to get enough people to sign the petition AND attend the public meeting to consider the development.
We must ensure that the interests of the people who live, work and vote here remain a priority.
A hearing on the proposal will be held at 5:15 p.m. on November 10 at Youngsville City Hall. I encourage everyone who lives or commutes in the area to participate!!
In their attempt to turn down the proposal, the petitioners made it a point to say they were against it this particular development, but they are Not against the idea of new developments in Youngsville.
The petition states they support Youngsville’s continued growth and want the city to continue to thrive.
This rejection of the proposal is in no way intended to stifle/discourage the growth of the city as a whole, or even that portion of Youngsville, so long as the place, time, and conditions are appropriate.
The biggest concern of the petitioners? flood and traffic.
The main problems are flooding and traffic. This area is immediately adjacent to a flood channel and is 99% in a floodplain.
The land on which the proposed development is to be built is now in the hands of an investment company (allegedly according to the petition).
READ THE PETITION IN FULL HERE
The authors believe that if this company (or anyone else) Building on this property would affect the drainage of the areas surrounding this property.
Any change in drainage will affect what is in front and behind, not just the immediate area.
As for traffic, the writers appreciate that at least 116 more vehicles will be on the roads during the commute, further clogging the roads. And if any of those townhouses have families with multiple cars, that number would be a conservative estimate.
Extensive studies have been carried out in the area. The purpose of building a roundabout at this very intersection is to relieve traffic congestion that has already been identified.
What do you think of this petition? Are you a Youngsville resident or someone who drives through the area regularly? How would more traffic affect your daily life?
At the time of this story (November 5, 2022), there were fewer than 200 signatures on the petition.
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