Lowe, a private equity investor, offered to lower the fence around the field to 6 feet and obscure it with landscaping. But Planning Commissioners on Tuesday called those measures too little too late.
Lowe said he built the sports field because he wanted to coach his son's team but could not make the 3 p.m. weekday practices at a local sports field.
"Son, because I'm an important private equity investor, it is far too inconvenient for me to leave work early a couple of days a week to coach your little league team. I can, however, buy a parcel of land, hire lawyers to attempt to obtain a zoning variance, clear the land, and construct a baseball diamond, fence, and batting cage so that your team may come here to play." Now run along, son, Daddy has some prospectuses to peruse."