One of Mason's largest and last remaining Green Resources is at risk of being developed. A proposal to change the Crooked Tree Golf Course into a Planned Unit Development (PUD) of 230 homes has been submitted to Mason's Planning Commission. The housing layout directly conflicts with how Mason wants to maintain and control development in Green Resource areas. The required home lot size and % green space for development of a Green Resource are examples where the proposed plan does not meet the guidelines set forth in Mason's 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Mason's Green Resource Guidelines are "Where development cannot be avoided, limit to residential uses at one unit per gross acre or less with at least 50% open space".
Additional potential negative impacts of the current proposal:
- Increased traffic on Bethany Rd, Mason Montgomery Rd and the surrounding neighborhoods.
- New narrow home lots bordering existing neighborhoods with larger home lots.
- Changes to water runoff and drainage.
- Increased student population in school district.
If you are against losing this Green Resource in the City of Mason, please sign this petition. Your support is also needed at 7pm on Tuesday June 10th for the Planning Commission Meeting at the Mason Municipal Center.
Link to Mason's 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan