Preliminary plans for subdivisions approved

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

To the dismay of one resident, the Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission approved preliminary plans of a 25-acre subdivision within the city’s extraterritorial zone.

Commissioners also approved preliminary plans for two other subdivisions on about six acres of land in south Clovis.

Barry Lewis said the proposed Stonebrooks subdivision, located across the street from his home on Humphrey Road, would lower the property value of his house.

He said he realized that the property around his home would be developed at some point when he bought it eight years ago, but he hoped his property value would be take into consideration.

“I think you kicked my property values right in the butt,” he said.

But commission chairman Tom Martin said the commission can only determine if subdivisions follow city standards. He said property values are outside the scope of that duty.

The Stonebrooks subdivision plans to build 68 lots on the subdivision northwest of Clovis.

The subdivision could be developed farther north later, according to engineer Chad Lydick, but no time frame has been set.