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Shadow Ridge residents concerned over housing project on golf course

Housing development will include 29 lots
Posted: 6:20 PM, Mar 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-08 19:20:05-05

Many home owners in the Shadow Ridge neighborhood are concerned over a proposed housing project that will include one house near 186th Street and Shadow Ridge Drive and 28 other housing units closer to the golf course club house near 188th and Pacific Street. 

Declining property values and blocked views top the concerns these residents have with the developments. 

The views are why many in the neighborhood said they moved there.

"When we drove into this neighborhood it's just stunning and we fell in love with it," said Jennifer Campbell. 

She found out about this project while she and her husband were on vacation during the holidays. 

"We were panicking thinking that the meeting was going to happen at the re-zoning board, planning board before we even got home from vacation and it was all going to be finished before we could do anything about it," said Campbell. 

A petition went around to the neighborhood spearheaded by Campbell and had over 140 signatures turned into the Omaha Planning Board. 

"We got an overwhelming response from people who were opposed to it."

However Campbell said she saw some fears from some owners not wanting to sign it because the person wanting to build his home in her backyard is the golf course owner's son, "They didn't want to risk that or they were hesitant to and so I think that fear of reprisal or repercussions."

The first proposal regarding the 28 houses passed the planning board but the individual project behind Campbell's house was delayed. 

3 News Now reached out to the developers and Shadow Ridge Golf Course for a comment, we've not heard back.