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Quiet, Dead-End Street May Become Busy

More traffic will likely be the price of progress for some South Tyler homeowners. There's a looming reality nearby.

More than 400 acres of land in the area southeast of Cumberland Road and Hwy 69 is the future site of a new mall, which will bring heavy traffic, no doubt. Early construction is already underway on Skidmore Lane, where Cherokee Trail may be extended to.

That is where some long-time residents have made their home, in the quiet neighborhood of Cumberland Estates. Those who live on Cherokee Trail want their street to remain a dead end. But the City Council struck down their request today, despite the protests of a few dozen homeowners.

"I think it's a factor of incomplete planning on the part of the city," George Hamm, a Cherokee Trail homeowner, said. "And I think they're losing their sense of tradition and history."

"The Cherokee Trail residents had an understandable concern about additional traffic on that street," Mayor Joey Seeber said. "And there will be additional traffic on the street. It is a public road and it is a road that the public can use. And the Council today simply denied their application to make that a private street."

If the city did approve the homeowners' request to make Cherokee Trail a private street, Mayor Seeber says that would invite other city homeowners to do the same. And that, he says, would hinder the city's efforts to build and expand.

While that zoning request was denied, another was approved at the City Council meeting today. More than 200 acres of farmland, located south of the entrance to the Hollytree West subdivision, is now open to commercial, educational, and residential construction. It's the proposed site of a new TISD elementary school.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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