On October 23 at 6:30 PM, the Sunbury Planning and Zoning Commission convened to discuss several key items.
The first item on the agenda was the commission’s review of Rolling Hills Phase 2 and 3B. Applicant Mr. Jim Olen presented the final two phases of the project, which he described as “pretty simple.” After a brief discussion and no changes noted from the original drawings, the commission unanimously approved the project with a 5-0 vote.
Next up was an informal presentation by Metro Development, represented by Mr. Joe Thomas. The proposed development, named Carter’s Corners, is located near the intersection of US 3637 and Carter’s Corners Road. The site plan includes commercial outlots, public access drives, and 193 single-family lots. The development also aims to incorporate 18 acres of open space.
The commission raised questions about the density of the development, traffic impact, and sewer needs. Mr. Thomas clarified that they are in the early stages and are seeking guidance on these issues.
During the visitor section, members of the public voiced their concerns about the density of the proposed Metro Development project. Questions were raised about whether the project meets the zoning resolution for the area, and concerns were expressed about traffic and noise.
The commission also discussed a new bank branch proposal, which includes two drive-through lanes and an ATM. The design and layout were presented, and the commission moved on to the next item without taking any action.
The meeting concluded with a zoning report and a discussion about the next meeting scheduled for November 27. The commission emphasized that there is a long road ahead for the proposed Metro Development project and that public input will be an integral part of the process.