Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Planners Question Habitat Project

Planners in Putnam County have decided against granting final plat approval for a Habitat for Humanity development. According to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, the county's Regional Planning Commission said the nine-lot New Hope subdivision just south of town may have drainage issues. Last month, regional planners expressed concern about a pond on the property, which developers have made efforts to drain. The final plat shows no water in that general area although some sort of wetland still remains. Habitat developers say they have studied the drainage issue intensely and a number of controls have been put in place. They are hoping to work something out with the planning commission.