More than 500 Bowling Green residents are fighting to maintain the beauty of their street. A developer wants to take a piece of land at the corner of Newman Way and Nashville Road and divide it into four lots.
Developer Robert Williams bought the historic home on Nashville Road last November 2006 at an auction. Williams wants to develop other houses on the two acre lot but some longtime Nashville Road residents are very upset.
“The rear of both houses will face my front yard, which will be to the detriment to my property of course,” said Rita Vaughan
Nashville Road homeowner.
“It’s along this historic corridor these large front lawns that you see right here. Urban landscape makes aesthetically pleasing entrance to Bowling Green and Western Kentucky University,” said Mike Simpson, another Nashville Road homeowner.
The historic home was built by Kentucky designer Robert McMeekin. Mcmeekin’s son has even joined in the fight to preserve his father’s work.
The City-County Planning Commission in Warren County said Williams’ plans meet the technical requirements of subdivision regulations and the city’s zoning ordinance.
Williams tells WBKO he is aware of the residents’ concerns and plans to meet with them this weekend to discuss the issue.