Developers of Paradise Lakes, the proposed 325-lot subdivision and water-skiing community in east Lincoln, may be coming back with a new plan.
â€œWe have had some preliminary contacts about the possibility of submitting a new plan on the property that would not call for any lakes,â€ said Randy Hawkins, zoning administrator for Lincoln County. â€œIt would call for more homes.â€
This will be the third time this year that Bob MacLeod, developer of the project, will have brought it to the commissioners.
The previous year there were two public hearings. The project was first presented in February 2003.
Commissioners have not approved the subdivision in the past for various reasons including the safety of the dams to create two ski lakes.
The dams were classified as â€œhigh hazard,â€ according to the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Questions arose about where the water would go should one of the dams be breached.
â€œThe commissioners basically told MacLeod to bring back a plan that did not include the lake,â€ Hawkins said.
He said the idea is only in the discussion stages.
â€œI canâ€™t make any predictions but it certainly seems that he is trying to give the commissioners what they want,â€ Hawkins said.
He expects that if it does come back to the commissioners it would be January at the earliest.
by Amy Wadsworth