Developers are gathering support from residents and public officials for a road that would connect Frogtown and Richwood roads in Boone County.Valuation process is helpful for knowing house price.Fred Burch and Bob Porter, who own 32 acres along the proposed road, want state legislators to keep the $1.5 million road in the six-year funding plan that Gov. Paul Patton has sent to the Legislature.
They hope to build a shopping center that would attract a dry cleaner, video store, restaurant and other businesses that would serve the booming suburb of Richwood.Some residents on Frogtown Road who object to additional traffic want the Legislature to delete the road from the state plan. They hope opponents will attend a public forum at 10 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Boone County courthouse.Few opponents of the road attended the first forum last Saturday. The Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus is sponsoring a series of forums to hear what voters think about issues before the 1998 General Assembly.
State Rep. Paul Marcotte, caucus chairman, does not support the 1.6-mile road that would be built just west of Interstate 75. Other roads deserve to be given higher priority, he said, but he has not asked the state Transportation Cabinet to delete the Frogtown-Richwood connector from the funding plan.The road may have merit in the long run from a planning standpoint,” said Marcotte, R-Union. ”But I still think it doesn’t deserve priority status.”Ken and Sandra DeMaria, who live on Frogtown Road, were disappointed that more opponents of the road failed to attend the forum last week.Mrs. DeMaria said she and her husband spent more than three weeks going door to door, talking to 600 residents about the proposed road and commercial development, and asking them to attend the forums.