Warner Robins residents concerned about possible new apartments

People who live in one Houston County neighborhood could see a changing landscape if a developer is allowed to move ahead with plans to build an apartment complex nearby.

The city is considering building an apartment complex right off Houston Lake Road and Feagin Mill Road.

It's a proposed plan that will offer roughly 330 homes for the area.

The gated community will be built between the wetlands and residential homes.

Engineer, Chad Bryant of Ocmulgee, Inc., said the property will extend from Houston Lake Road to Great Oaks Way.

He said portions of the land will be donated to adjacent home owners as buffers to provide more privacy.

Bryant said the wetlands will be untouched and preserved as a conservation space.

But some people are not happy about the proposal.

David Clymer moved to the Great Oaks neighborhood in 2011 and is concerned that traffic will increase. The proposed plan directs all traffic to Houston Lake Road.

"They said there's going to be an emergency exit on the property, which would exit on to our street. We have an emergency exit on a dirt road here and we had to block the dirt road because we had people driving through it 30, 40 miles an hour after work and that's before that was that many people trying to exit there," he said.


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