A new gated community could be on the horizon, following the Conway Planning Commission’s meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the District Court Building.
An area annexed last week could become Avalon heights, potentially a 9-lot neighborhood with a gate and guard house. A public hearing will take place during the meeting.
The area is located west of the termination of Collins Drive, and it is currently zoned as residential (R-1). In order to complete a gated community, the applicant, Fred Langford, is requesting the land to be rezoned as planned unit development (PUD). According to plans, the existing cul-de-sac would be narrowed into normal street width. A cul-de-sac would then be constructed at the end of the private drive for required fire apparatus turning. The Comprehensive Plan shows a future collector street just south of this property connecting Glohaven and future Cresthaven street to Old Military Road.
The lots would range from 1.3 acres to 11.3 acres with projected traffic impact of about 90 vehicle trips per day.
If approved, the commission will send the proposal to the Conway City Council
The commission will also consider a proposal to place a full service retail pharmacy with a drive-through at the site of U.S. Compounding Pharmacy at 2521 College Ave. The proposal is asking for a conditional use permit in the area, which is currently zoned as quiet office (O-2).
In other business, the commission will also consider the nomination of 2013 planning commission members. Two positions are opening, both of which are five-year terms. Both Craig Cloud and Kimberly Gardner are finishing their terms. Because of current equal ward representation, a new member’s ward will not be a factor.
Nominations for commission members will close Oct. 31, and the city council will advise the commission of its choices in December.