Elizabethtown (Kentucky) will soon have an RV campground close to its southern border.
According to a report, the Elizabethtown Planning Commission recommended Tuesday the approval of a zoning change and approved conditional use permits for the property located at 2798 S. Dixie Ave.
Property owners, Two Winding Springs, plan to construct an RV campground and a storage facility on the site.
Warren Clifford, the project’s civil engineer, talked to the commission about what was planned for the development.
“What the developers are wanting to do with this development is provide something for the community that is needed and doesn’t really exist right now,” he said.
Workers and vacationers for the Ford facility in Glendale, two clientele, whom Clifford claimed the development would draw, would have to undergo a background check before being allowed into the facility, and they can’t stay for more than three months.
According to lawyer Shelt Lewis, this is as long as they can stay under the current law.
“The definition of a campground in the zoning ordinance limits occupation to three months within a calendar year,” he said.
Clifford stated that the facility will be constructed well and could aid the city in handling the anticipated influx of workers coming for the battery plant.
However, a few residents of the neighboring Ivy Pointe subdivision present at the meeting expressed their concerns.
Many believed that light and noise pollution might impact their lives. They were also concerned about the population the RV campground may attract.
Both votes to recommend the zoning change and the approval of the conditional use permits passed unanimously.
The zoning change will now head to Elizabethtown City Council, where they will decide whether or not the property will be approved as a high-density residential area.
This story originally appeared on The News-Enterprise.