Neighbors concerned about possible golf course re-zoning

Developers are asking the Allen County planning commission to re-zone the Cedar Creek Golf Club.

Posted: May 17, 2018 10:11 PM

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT) - People living in northern Allen County are speaking up against rezoning a golf course.

Developers are asking the Allen County planning commission to re-zone the Cedar Creek Golf Club.

Home builder Rodger Delagrange is asking the planning commission to re-zone the 116 acre golf course from agriculture to residential.

This would make it so Tullymore Runn could be built, with 126 houses.

But neighbors, like Gary Ford, said that much development would hurt the community.

"It's not the hustle and bustle and over development for the sake of development. A lot of us have left communities where that was the case," said Ford.

He said he's worried about several issues that could come up if the golf course is re-zoned, including the possibility of overcrowding schools in Leo and the traffic.

"We're talking about country roads that can barely handle they have safely. There's a lot of hills, a lot of blind curves," Ford said.

For said the fact each home will have individual wells is more concerning.

"What's that going to do to the water table around here? Is it going to effect it so our existing wells are insufficient? Are we going to have to have them deepened, or worse case, dig new wells?" Ford asked.

Developers told FOX 55 they are looking to meet with neighbors before the public hearing next month.

The hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. June 14 at Citizens Square.

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