Following comments from neighbors opposed to the motion, the Sheridan City Planning Commission on Monday recommended approval of a rezone at Cloud Peak Ranch 16 from an R-1 residential district to an R-3 residential district. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy was there and has the story.
The Sheridan City Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the Cloud Peak Rezone after a handful of neighbors to the development - located north of Mydland Road and the Dome Drive intersection, east of Featherbed Lane - expressed discontent over the impacts the rezone and the development itself could have.
If approved by the city council, the move would rezone roughly 2.3 acres of land adjacent to the Traditions neighborhood to R-3, limiting maximum height to two stories and they must be designed for single family residency.
Tricia Davis, a Traditions resident, said the developer's pitch that it would be similar to her neighborhood doesn't compute. She spoke to the commissioners about how adding 22 single family two-story homes next door could worsen the traffic situation, for the development that has two ways in or out.
Jeff Feck with Vista West Engineering, who's the project's engineer, said he doesn't see that road as attractive for non-residents to drive through.
But Featherbed Lane resident Jerry Walker said he respectfully disagrees with that statement, as his street and Dome Drive are the only ways in or out.
Additionally, the commission on Monday also recommended approval of the preliminary plat of the 16th filing of the Cloud Peak Ranch in a four-to-two vote. The move, which if approved by the council, would subdivide nearly 5.4 acres of unplatted land in the neighborhood into those 22 lots and five outlots - all zoned R-3. Planning Commissioner Mike Giorgis was one of two who voted against the subdivision request.
These two recommendations of approval will be passed on to the Sheridan City Council for their review at a later date.