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Of the Keizertimes

The developer hoping to convert the “cow pasture” by Claggett Creek Park into apartments is also proposing a new subdivision on Bair Road.

Mark Grenz with Multi-Tech Engineering has submitted an application to turn a 2.32 acre parcel by Bair Park into a new 12-lot subdivision. A hearing on the application was conducted recently by Cynthia Domas, Keizer Hearings Officer.

The property in question is designated on the Keizer Comprehensive Plan map as Low Density Residential and is zoned Residential Single family. The property address is 1010 Bair Road NE.

As proposed, lots would range in size from 5,704 square feet to 11,999 square feet. The average lot would be 6,946 square feet.

Bill Lydon is listed as the property owner.

In addition to the new homes, a new road would also be required, according to a city staff report.

“Seven of the proposed lots within the subdivision will be served by a new street which will be constructed within the subdivision,” the report reads in part. “This new street will extend from Bair Road almost to the southern property line. No other connections from the site are warranted given the development of the property to the west and south are both developed with existing single family homes that preclude any logical connection from the subject property.”

Plans indicate a cul-de-sac will be constructed as part of the project.

Further infrastructure would need to be added if plans go forward.

“The applicant will be required to provide the following public facilities: water hook-up, sewer hook-up, storm drainage to each of the lots within the proposed subdivision,” the report reads. “With these items placed as conditions of approval this request can meet this criterion.”

The staff report indicated the proposal meets criteria for a new subdivision.

“The available evidence indicates the subdivision proposal complies with the decision criteria,” the report reads. “Staff recommends approval of the subdivision subject to the following conditions, which shall be completed, including review and approval by the appropriate department, prior to the time lines outlined below. Compliance with the Conditions of Approval shall be the sole responsibility of the applicants and/or property owner.”

As in the cow pasture case, the hearings officer report will be submitted to the Keizer City Council.