Proposed Stoney Brook development on site of old pallet factory in Rogers
ROGERS — A public hearing was held Tuesday concerning a proposed development at an old pallet plant on Stoney Brook Road.
The hearing was held during the meeting of the Planning Commission.
Kingman Land LLC submitted a plan for the project on the north side of Stoney Brook.
The residential multifamily development will take up 21 aces and consist of two phases, according to Rogers attorney Bill Watkins, who represents Kingman. The first phase will have 224 units while the second will have 134, Watkins said.
The land will be expensive to develop because it will require a lot of demolition, Watkins said.
Watkins said the property isn’t viable for single family projects, so his client’s project may be one of the only ways to make the project a profitable one.
“If not this, what is going to be there?” Watkins asked.
Watkins said he understands the neighbor’s traffic concern and he conceded traffic will be a problem. “Traffic is always a concern,” Watkins said. “Traffic on Stoney Brook is an issue today.”
Watkins said someone is going to eventually develop the property.
The planning staff approved the plan.
Roger Kidd said he’s not against developing the property, but he’s against Kingman’s proposal.
Kidd was mainly concerned the project consisted of three-story buildings. Kidd said he could support the project if the buildings were two-story.
Kidd also said he would prefer the project included block walls instead of iron and wood fencing.
Planning Commissioner Don Spann said it was only a concept and not a final one so people will have other opportunities to express their opinions concerning the project.
Also, the commissioners voted to approve a permit from the Rogers Gun Club for an outdoor gun range at 700 E. Walker Road.