Water run off, Traffic Patterns just two reasons to Support Petition to Oppose PUD BVM

Water run off, Traffic Patterns just two reasons to Support Petition to Oppose PUD BVM

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Kris Gorton started this petition to City Council of Dubuque

We oppose the approval for  PUD amendment 29-20 due to the traffic patterns it will create.  The roadway down to Shady Oaks will create a loop behind the area.  It will bring more traffic along the backyards on S. Grandview where kids currently play.  There is also kids running up and down the private lane in the back and this new traffic will cross this area.  As cars go up this drive they will be met with a gate and then will end up using a private road to get back on the public street.  This creates confusion for residents, drivers, and children playing up there.  

The developments goal to create a steep road down to Shady Oaks which already has standing water on it for days after a rainfall will overwhelm the already stressed sewer system in the area.  There is a ton of water coming down from S. Grandview already and this steeper incline will bring more right to one point.  We are concerned that the neighborhood will be responsible for dealing with all the negative effects from this and the burden if things continue to deteriorate. 

 

it will also create a really steep road down to Shady Oaks.  Where these two hills collide and the blind spots created with the retaining walls we feel the road will be dangerous to the community, children who play in the area walkers and other residents.  We are very concerned that people can be injured and harmed.  Especially if this becomes a bike path that people use.  The speed generated coming down the hills is extremely dangerous and we do not want to see anyone hurt or worse.

This road was made for the small number of homes it services and the new road will add additional traffic and a lot of water run off which is already a huge issue for some of the homes on this end of the street.  We are concerned that the neighborhood will bear the brunt of these issue financially and we are concerned that the project is so desired by the city that people may look past all of these issues and we are not against progress but would want the developers to go to the original plan of going to the softball fields or elsewhere. 

 

The incline on this lot is around 188- 20 percent grade.  The incline on a normal street as required by the city is 12 percent grade.  For that reason alone we implore you to reconsider this amendment.

 For those reasons we are opposed to the PUD amendment and ask you the city council to deny this and let the developers and the neighborhood work together for a solution.  We are not opposed to change but we were told by the development they would not affect the area.  This solution clearly affects our safety. 

 

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