The Next Chapel Ridge?

Proposed subdivision near Parkville drawing fire from same foes

While the fate of the controversial Chapel Ridge development is still in the hands of the courts, a new development near Parkville is raising eyebrows all over again. 

On July 8, the Platte County Planning and Zoning Commission will hear a planned residential district plan and preliminary plat application from NBH Holdings for a development at Highways 45 and K. An online petition at has so far garnered more than 200 signatures in opposition to the new development, and has been promoted on the No Chapel Ridge Facebook page. “This second proposal looks to include multi-unit structures and commercial development,” states the website. “Yet another step in turning our little area into the next North Oak.” The petition, which went live May 25, asks for the development proposal to be denied because of inadequate road infrastructure in the area and “failure of the developer to provide feasible remediation.” According to Director of Planning and Zoning Daniel Erickson, the applicant seeks to rezone about 85 acres from agricultural and single-family to neighborhood commercial and planned residential zoning. A planned residential district plan for a 62-acre housing development and a preliminary plat for the remaining 23 commercial acres was also submitted. In the residential section, the plan indicates construction of 10 four-plex housing units, 14 three-plexes, 23 duplexes, 95 single-family home lots and a clubhouse. The commercial development would contain 10 commercial retail or office buildings of various sizes.

Read the whole story in this week's issue of The Citizen.