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Fayetteville residents voice concerns about proposed Mill Street development

Village board votes to amend zoning from Industrial to PRD

— Goodfellow said the townhouses would start at $200,000, and the single-family homes at $250,000. Neary questioned whether empty-nesters would be willing to spend $250,000 on a home — to which the mayor responded: “[People] want to live in the village of Fayetteville. Our census went up. We have an area that’s very strong ... Houses are selling, and people are moving in.”

Former village trustee Mary Coleman brought up the development’s proximity to Limestone Creek.

“My concern is the cliffs,” she said. “Limestone Creek’s side, you have five units. How close is the back end of the unit to the cliff, and is there solid ground under every one of those units?”

“There is solid ground,” Goodfellow said. “We had a geotechnical engineer there last week. We dug holes from 10 to 12 feet deep. And he’s going to have a report for the planning board about this. We don’t want another bluff problem.”

When asked by Steve Billmyer, of Clinton Street, how many “off-road” parking spots each home would have, Goodfellow said there would be parking for two cars — one in the garage and one in the driveway.

“You want a denser amount of units with less parking,” Billmyer responded.

“Twenty is a good number and it works — it’s not densely populated by any means,” Goodfellow said.

Jean Hill, of Clinton Street, asked if Goodfellow had done a traffic study of the area. Goodfellow said his engineers will be conducting a traffic study, which will be reviewed by the village’s engineers.

The village board recently added a stop sign to Clinton Street for drivers heading west toward Mill Street in anticipation of the development. Some residents said they’ve seen people drive through the stop sign or stop at the last second, causing near-accidents.

The board discussed turning that sweeping road into a corner in the future, which would force drivers to stop before turning.

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