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Coffman Reserve

Six-residence development proposed across from board office

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A plan for a new six-home development off Coffman Road will go to Dublin City Council members April 8 for a vote.

Council members this week heard the first reading of a proposed rezoning, preliminary development plan and plat for a 3-acre development off Coffman Road that will bring six new homes to the area.

The three acres sit on Coffman Road across from Dublin City School's administration building and between Hemingway Village and Shannon Park, said Planner Claudia Husak.

The proposed rezoning would take the three acres from restricted suburban residential district to planned unit development district for the neighborhood to be named Coffman Reserve.

The development would also mean the construction of a new road, Killarney Court, which would allow access to the development from Coffman Road and end in a cul-de-sac.

The residences would be one- and two-story and use materials such as brick, stone, wood, stucco and fiber cement siding, said the staff report to council.

A house currently sits on the property and would be incorporated into the development as lot one, the report said.

The plans include a 0.29-acre open space area that would serve as a dry storm water detention area for the development and maintenance would be funded by a homeowners association.

Councilman John Reiner voiced concerns about the area being maintained by a homeowners association.

In the past, he said, homeowners associations have not had enough funding to do maintenance and have come to the city for assistance.

Developer Charles Ruma told council members he originally requested a storm water waiver for the development, but it was denied. The dry storm water detention was the best solution developers could come up with, he said.

City Engineer Paul Hammersmith said the proposed development will not produce a significant amount of storm water runoff, but the Environmental Protection Agency requires every development to address storm water quality. "We do not have the ability (to give them a waiver)," Hammersmith said.

Councilwoman Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher asked staff to work with Ruma on alternative storm water management options before the April 8 meeting when a vote on the proposal is expected.

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