Dear Homeowners & Neighbors:
We wanted to let you know we have revised the existing plan for Waterford Glen to better manage the property’s stormwater. We are volunteering to provide stormwater quantity controls consistent with the requirements outlined in the Clemmons Stormwater Ordinance. These new controls are in addition to the State’s Stormwater Quality Ordinance. (See new site plan which is attached).
We have reduced the one large retention area into two smaller ones and have added two additional areas to disperse the water more evenly across the property.
In addition, we are installing a landscape buffer on the east side of the property. As we are now proposing 53 lots versus the initial 80 and enhancing our stormwater management plan, this does substantially change our development budget. As such, our homes will be starting in the $300,000’s as we have a long and successful track record in selling homes in this price range. (Please see the attached web-site links)
We hope these changes will alleviate your concerns about Waterford Glen and you will support our rezoning effort.
Thank you for your consideration and we welcome your comments and suggestions.
RS Parker Homes
Update on the Proposed Waterford Glen Development
At their June 12 meeting, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Board recommended 5-4 that the Waterford Glen development should be approved, with the recommendation that it be built to Village of Clemmons storm water standards. This is simply a recommendation. R. S. Parker Homes is not required to follow this standard, even though Clemmons will bear the brunt of any problems the development causes. Forsyth County Commissioners will make a final decision at their meeting July 28.
R.S. Parker Homes plans to build 53 single-family homes on less than 30 acres, connecting to Waterford by Tralee Road (via Slane Road, right by the Waterford Pool). As evidenced by the 5-4 vote, the planners had several reservations about the project. The 500+ signatures on the petition, more than 50 Waterford neighbors attending the meetings, and our concerns about the increased traffic by the Waterford Pool all got their attention. But the most critical point—the one the planners kept returning to in their deliberations—was the storm water issue. R.S. Parker has not considered the devastating impact runoff will have on Waterford property, especially on Curraghmore Road.
• The proposed storm water pond is being built on a hill, right above Curraghmore Road properties.
• The creek running between Tralee/Slane roads and Curraghmore will be filled with more silt and be subject to even more erosion.
• Neighbors already deal with flooding of their backyards—this development will make it even worse.
• R.S. Parker plans to clear-cut the area, leaving no trees as a buffer zone or protection against soil erosion and potential flooding.
• A retention pond failure would be DISASTROUS—11 million pounds of water, nearly 3 times the capacity of Bolton Pool, could be released ON TOP of our Waterford homes and neighbors. The potential for loss of life is VERY REAL.
Please continue to oppose this development. R.S. Parker Homes is not taking our safety and property rights into consideration.
What you can do:
• Contact our Forsyth County Commissioners
Richard Linville (727-2531), Gloria Whisenhut (725-1072), Mark Baker (671-1540), Walter Marshall (529-0094), David Plyler (413-1102), Bill Whiteheart (703-2006), Everette Witherspoon (416-9388)
• Attend the County Commissioner Meeting on July 28th
6 p.m., 201 North Chestnut St., Winston-Salem
• Contact Clemmons City Council
Let’s get them involved—all erosion and environmental damage will affect Clemmons residents and voters.
REMINDER: PLEASE ATTEND REZONING MEETING TODAY!!!
4:30 pm 100 East First Street, Winston-Salem. Public Meeting Room Fifth Floor.
We need as many Waterford neighbors in attendance as possible. Don’t count on your neighbor to be the one to show up. This issue affects all of us.
The REZONING MEETING for Waterford Glen has been continued to JUNE 12 at 4:30. We need a large turn out to let the zoning board know they do not need to approve this rezoning request.
Please join us for a neighborhood forum / discussion on the proposed new development of Waterford Glen on Tuesday, May 13th @ 8PM. This will be held on the patio at the pool.
Homeowners (21 and over) are invited to come socialize with your neighbors! You should also receive an Evite by email.