Polk County denies vested rights request for Bradley Crossing subdivision

Published 2:27 pm Friday, July 10, 2009

Instead, commissioners asked the county planning board to draft an ordinance giving an extension to all developers because of the current recession.

Bradley Crossing is a proposed 64-lot subdivision at the Bradley Estate off Skyuka Road just outside Tryon. It is located on 64 acres and includes the 5,000 square foot historic former Bradley home. The lots are proposed to be 1/2 acre each with more than 30 acres proposed for open space and walking trails.

Bradley Crossing received preliminary approval in November, 2007, and current county regulations require that developers obtain final approval within two years. The development&squo;s time will expire on Nov. 8, 2009. After that, the development would have to adhere to the county&squo;s more recent requirements, which mandate a minimum lot size of seven acres for major subdivisions without public water.

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At one time, Bradley Crossing had requested to be voluntarily annexed into Tryon, but later asked the town to deny that request and instead asked for the town to agree to provide water. The town agreed to provide water services and not annex the property.