Section Of Overbrook Farm Targeted For Possible Development

by | 02.16.2018 | 1:52pm
The late Storm Cat at Overbrook Farm

Overbrook Farm, which was once home to one of the world's leading sires in Storm Cat, may soon have single-family homes, apartment buildings and townhomes built on a section of it.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the W.T. Young family, which owns the property, is hoping to have “85 single-family homes, 10 three-story apartment buildings and 16 townhomes” built on 55 acres on Armstrong Mill Road.

According to the Herald-Leader, the land that would be developed has been used as pasture for livestock, and is located across Armstrong Mill from the main farm. The 55 acres is only a small portion of Overbrook Farm, which totals more than 850 acres.

“This is land that has been in the urban service area and is not part of the expansion area,” Nick Nicholson, a lawyer representing the Young family, told the newspaper.

According to the article, parts of Overbrook were brought inside the city's growth boundary in 1996. That land is referred to as 'expansion area land.'

The Young family has applied for zoning changes for the acreage, requesting that 20 acres be rezoned from agricultural rural to high-density apartment. Some 33 acres would be rezoned from agricultural rural to neighborhood residential.

A zone change hearing is scheduled for March 22 before the Urban County Planning Commission.

Read more in the Lexington Herald-Leader

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