Hudson -- The Hudson Planning Commission voted 5-0 July 7 to approve a preliminary subdivision plan for Sapphire Estates by LDA Builders for two single family lots at Sapphire and East Sapphire Drives in the Norton Road area. Commissioner Jennifer Barone was absent.
The lots are located at the connection of Sapphire and East Sapphire drives and would require the completion of a stub street in the development.
Gregory Young, a resident of East Sapphire Drive, told the commission he had some concerns about the new development which would create a street and eliminate the current cul de sacs.
"The current residents are a little bit uneasy," Young said.
He said his home, currently on a cul de sac, would be easy to sell, but the through street would cause him to suffer an "economic hit."
He also expressed concerns about the safety of the neighborhood children and possible problems from water run-off after the houses are constructed.
Commission member Rob Kagler said potential through streets from stub streets are inevitable.
"There's no way those development would have been built without a stub street. It's a temporary one, designed to be extended," Kagler said.
Hudson Community Development Director Mark Richardson told those assembled that if the preliminary plan is approved the developer must return in two months for final approval and a public hearing.