Suit Filed Over Equestrian RV Park Development

March 9, 2010 by   - () Comments Off on Suit Filed Over Equestrian RV Park Development

The Georgetown-Scott County Planning Commission in Georgetown, Ky., is being sued for its handling of an application for a temporary RV park, according to the Georgetown News-Graphic.

The suit was filed March 1 in Scott County Circuit Court, according to court documents. Commission members were notified of the suit March 4, commission chairman Mike Bradley said.

Margaux Farm, developers of the proposed park, received a stop work order on Feb. 1. The suit requests the stop work order be lifted or that Margaux receive damages.

The farm is trying to open the park for use by visitors and staff of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Game, scheduled for Sept. 25 to Oct. 10 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Georgetown. The estimated economic impact to the state is $150 million. This impact is based on visitor spending while traveling and staying in Kentucky for the games as well as job created around the games. Organizers anticipate 600,000 tickets will be sold to the 16-day event.

Last summer Margaux Farm filed an application with the Scott County Board of Adjustment asking for a conditional use permit allowing them to operate the park. Margaux planned to place 570 RVs on its property to be rented out during the games.


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