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    New housing development draws opposition from Tuscaloosa residents

    By Tim Reid,

    30 days ago

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ( WIAT ) — Dozens of Tuscaloosa residents are fighting against a proposed new housing development they say will be problematic.

    The D.R. Horton Development is in progress near the Waterford Place subdivision on Old Greensboro Road. The plans are to build 301 new homes on the property between the subdivision and Shelton State Community College.

    On Monday night, roughly 80 residents who oppose the development attended the Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission to voice their thoughts.

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    Some said the infrastructure and school system cannot handle so many new homes.

    “This is going to drive up traffic and we already have traffic problems,” resident Lisa Jones said. “It’s just too much for this area.

    “This is going to be a safety issue,” resident Gerda Herz said. “They are building it so close to each other we are not going to have any privacy in the back.”

    At the meeting, Horton asked for a continuance and to deal with this issue again next month on July 11 before the planning commission.

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