District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter said at last week’s commission meeting that he still had questions about the project and postponed a vote. On Tuesday, he made the motion to approve the proposal with several conditions, including restricting commercial activity to the sale of local produce and “cups of coffee.”
“We’re obviously excited,” Brady said. “It’s been a long time coming.”
District 4 Commissioner John Heard was the only “no” vote. He was not available for comment after the meeting.
A group calling itself the Lakeview Road Coalition led opposition to Brady’s proposal. Earlier this summer, it issued a press release saying it was in favor of the conservation effort included in the project — but “gravely concerned” that some aspects would “open the door for additional commercial development” in the mostly residential area.
One member told Channel 2 Action News on Tuesday that the group still maintained those concerns.