Traffic concerns ahead of Sunset Valley redevelopment meeting

Traffic concerns ahead of redevelopment meeting
Posted at 5:27 PM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 00:51:14-04

A District 66 development will be unveiled for neighbors at a meeting on Thursday.  NP Dodge plans to build houses and apartment buildings where Sunset Valley Golf Course sits.

The private golf club voted to sell the property and liquidate the organization in June.

NP Dodge plans to build “Arbor Woods” on the land. They'll go in front of the planning board to have it re-zoned on November 1.  “Arbor Woods" would include 37 lots where people can build houses on the east and north side of the property plus 4 apartment buildings with 138 single and two bedroom units.  A street would extend from Arbor Street to 93rd St., and head out through the neighborhood.

Sheila Karpf is very concerned about the amount of traffic that would fan out on 93rd and Dorcas Streets since there are no speed bumps, or sidewalks in the area.

"There are several families that have handfuls of children that live on this street that walk to school every day and one of them is going to get killed if you put 400 or more cars from this very small development on only 2 streets," Karpf explained.

They will answer questions about traffic in the neighborhood at Thursday’s meeting which takes place at 6:30pm at the Westside Middle School.

Other major concerns include how it will impact home values, and the flood plain.