The Lawsuit against Platte County has been heard and the judge appointed by the MO. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Platte county and against Chris Byrd and the Tomahawke devlopment. This is now possibly the most 'isolated" subdivisions ever proposed and the most rejected in the world. (well maybe not the world.....) Lets count.
1,Denied by Platte Zoning Dept
2 Denied by Platte Zoning Commission
3, Denied by Platte County Commission
4 Denied by KC zoning dept
5 Denied by KC City Council
6, Denied by court Judge in Platte County
7, Denied by ..........As of March 23 2011, Appeals court ruled with the lower court.
8, Denied by........
Location: Hoover Christian church
TOMAHAWKE CHALLENGE is OVER
(AKA. Suburban Sprawl Challenge)
I had a 100 dollar bill for the first person to find another subdivision like this one anywhere in the midwest. Here were the rules:
Use Google Earth to search and see if you can find another subdivision that is larger than Tomahawkes 657 homes and farther away from a main business district. It must be farther away than 4.3 miles from a Business district IE...Grocery store, McDonalds etc... and it has to be at least 2.6 miles from a four lane interstate. It must meet these three criteria.
Here are some tips to save time. I have already searched KC, St Louis, Springfield and Wichita. Scan around the cities edge looking for subdivisions then Zoom in to count the homes and look for Business districts(parking lots etc..). The ruler at the top of Google earth will give you the measurements for mileage. If you find something email it to me at V8fish67@yahoo.com, I will check it out and the first one to find something more screwed up than Tomahawke wins. There does not even have to be a Quarry across the street! Winner and location of subdivision will be posted on this website.
If no one can find a more isolated subdivision after 2 years I think we can assume there is not one out there.
As of 4/14/10 No winner
A Legal fund has been set up at Wells Bank to handle some of the legal cost of fighting this subdivision. If you would like to help please see Contact Tab for information on where to send check or Money order.