Approval given for expansion of BG’s Stone Ridge


The Bowling Green Planning Commission on Wednesday approved a plan for further building in the Stone Ridge development.

The commission unanimously approved the preliminary plan for Stone Ridge Plat 9, located at the end of Pine Valley Drive.

According to a Nov. 21 memo from Planning Director Heather Sayler to the commission, Plat 9 would consist of 21 new lots.

Approval of a preliminary plan is valid for one year.

“If approved,” the memo reads, “the next step in the subdivision review process is to submit construction plans to the city for review. Once approved, normally infrastructure installation begins. When the owner or developer is ready to have the final plat reviewed and approved by the commission (the last step), they first have to provide a financial guarantee to the city for any work in the right-of-way that is not completed. Additionally, the final plat is not given to the commission for review until city staff approves and the required fees are submitted. Once the commission approves the final plat, it can then be recorded.”

During her report at Wednesday’s meeting – the final Planning Commission meeting of 2023 – Sayler noted that overall planning permits were down this year, with 321, compared to 354 over the same period last year.

“I don’t think a lot of us are surprised, given inflation,” said Sayler. “I think that has impacted home projects especially.”

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