The Hardin County Planning Commission (Kentucky) members gathered Tuesday night to vote for a zone change approval to allow for 18 more RV spots and 15 more RV sites later at an RV park and campground.
As per a report, the zone change applicants from T&J Price Properties Inc. own the property at 4643 and 4685 S. Wilson Road in Elizabethtown. They requested a change from the urban residential zone (R-1) to a convenience commercial zone (C-1).
The zone change would permit the expansion of the RV park and campground. There are currently seven mobile homes and 34 RV spots with public sewer, water, and electricity, as per the applicants’ statement.
In the statement, the applicants said they recently acquired additional land connected to the park and would like to add another 18 RV spots and later expand to 15 more RV sites.
“I have a long waiting list,” said Theresa Price at the meeting on behalf of the applicant. “Ford people have been calling me left and right already, so I feel there is a need.”
Nobody objected to the zone change, even though Hardin County Planning and Development Director Adam King said the property bordering Cowley Crossings once drew a crowd when it came before the commission.
“Back in 2018, this was very controversial,” he said. “Cowley Crossings was here. I don’t remember that we quite had a roomful, but I think the way they’ve maintained the place, they’re there every day all day, that it’s appeased a lot of those fears.”
A neighboring property owner spoke out in favor of the zone change and said that they’ve proven to be good neighbors even though he had reservations at first.
The commission voted unanimously to approve the zone change.
This story originally appeared on The News-Enterprise.