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Greene County Planning Commission Approves RV Park Site Plan in Camp Creek

The Greene County Regional Planning Commission in Tennessee unanimously approved the site plan for the 40-site Presidential View RV Ranch on Woolsey College Road in Camp Creek despite community opposition.

Residents have voiced concerns over the potential increase in traffic on the narrow Woolsey College Road and the impact of increased campfire smoke. Local resident Brian Bradley highlighted that the road is only 16 feet wide, lacking adequate space for vehicles to pass safely without one pulling off the road. 

As reported by The Greenville Sun, the development also sparked legal action. Stephanie Hopson, a resident near the proposed site, filed a lawsuit to stop the development. The lawsuit seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent the RV park’s construction.

Attorney Richard Graves, representing Hopson, suggested a condition to prohibit individual campfires at the site. “At a minimum, you should impose a condition on any approval that there cannot be individual campfires. If you get 40 campfires going, that’s a lot of smoke, that’s a nuisance to the area,” Graves explained.

Other residents raised concerns about additional RV traffic, particularly about the narrow road and its sharp curves. Additionally, some highlighted the area’s susceptibility to high winds, which pose significant safety risks to both campers and local residents.

“I want everybody to consider the wind, and the 107 miles per hour we had earlier this year and what that looked like and how many RVs were tipped over and damaged from that,” local resident Danielle Orlando said.

Despite the development concerns, the RV park developers have met all current zoning requirements set by the Greene County Commission. Adamec mentioned that they invested $1.5 million in the project, with total expected costs reaching $5 million.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will still have to review the site plan before it can be finalized.

For private RV park owners and campground operators, the debate surrounding the Presidential View RV Ranch highlights the importance of community engagement and proactive safety measures. Engaging with local residents early and consistently allows developers to address concerns before they escalate into legal challenges and helps build positive relationships. This proactive approach can lead to smoother development approvals and enhance community support for the project.

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Kenneth Jackson
Kenneth Jackson
May 15, 2024 2:43 pm

Isn’t the RV park drama in Camp Creek just wild? It’s like a real-life soap opera with all the twists! And guess what? They’re adding a petting zoo with mini goats – talk about unexpected! Imagine enjoying that while dodging those tricky bends. What’s your take on this entertaining saga?

Emma Ward
Emma Ward
May 15, 2024 3:24 pm

Have you heard about the concerns with the RV park approval in Camp Creek? Residents fear strain on emergency services due to increased traffic. Let’s hope for transparent solutions from developers.

VanessaMist
VanessaMist
May 15, 2024 4:58 pm

Isn’t it important to consider all the worries of Camp Creek residents about traffic, safety, and the environment at the Presidential View RV Ranch? We should work together, chat openly, and find solutions that benefit everyone and preserve the area’s charm. Let’s make this project a positive addition to our community!

Sarah Moore
Sarah Moore
May 15, 2024 6:31 pm

Maybe the RV park developers could ease concerns by examining traffic impacts and addressing campfire smoke. Open communication on road safety plans could really build trust.

QuentinSail
QuentinSail
May 15, 2024 6:39 pm

Isn’t it interesting that the Presidential View RV Ranch is stepping up with smart traffic solutions for Woolsey College Road and eco-friendly campfire measures? It shows they’re really listening to community worries and the environment. Pretty cool move, don’t you think?

OpalShine
OpalShine
May 15, 2024 8:13 pm

Just wanted to share that the developers of the Presidential View RV Ranch are really focused on listening to the community concerns and sticking to the rules. It’s great that the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will be checking things out soon to ensure everything’s on track for the RV park in Camp Creek.

Julie Roberts
Julie Roberts
May 15, 2024 10:47 pm

It’s crucial for the RV park developers in Camp Creek to prioritize safety and community communication. Let’s ensure they follow regulations for a harmonious relationship with the neighborhood.

Heath Cliff
Heath Cliff
May 16, 2024 12:31 am

It’s worth noting that despite the debate over the RV park, the developers are addressing community concerns. Exploring the park’s economic impact could help us grasp its broader effects on Camp Creek.

BoldTiger995
BoldTiger995
May 16, 2024 2:11 am

Isn’t it great news for nature lovers in Camp Creek? The Presidential View RV Ranch project getting the green light means more outdoor fun and potential economic perks for us all. It’s cool to see the developers sticking to the rules for a sustainable and enjoyable RV spot for everyone.

MysticEnigma29
MysticEnigma29
May 16, 2024 9:16 am

When it comes to the RV park site plan in Camp Creek, it’s not just about the approval – there are genuine concerns to consider. Let’s chat about the balance between growth and nature’s harmony in the area. What are your thoughts on finding that sweet spot?

h3ll0w0rld18
h3ll0w0rld18
May 16, 2024 11:24 am

Check out this cool update on the RV park development in Camp Creek! The developers are stepping up their game by focusing on fire safety and community education. It’s great to see them prioritizing the environment with an expert consultant. Exciting times ahead for this picturesque spot!

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