Construction for Flintstone, Ga., development to begin this summer

Woodburn Station resident Terri Hayes is concerned that a new residential development east of her Woodburn Station neighborhood will lead to flooding in the area and added noise from traffic. The developer, Steven Henry, says the new development will include trees to act as a buffer between the homes and the highway, and a large, shallow detention pond to alleviate flooding concerns.

Editor's note: This story first appeared in Community News.

Commuters to and from Chattanooga on Highway 193 will no longer see a wooded area off Woodburn Road in Flintstone. Workers are clearing 11.9 acres to make way for a new residential development at the southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 193 and Woodburn Station Road.

Once built, the development will include 41 single- family homes that will "mimic" the Woodburn Station neighborhood to the west of the property, said developer Steven Henry, owner of SMH Construction in Rossville.

photo A wooded area next to the Woodburn Station neighborhood off Highway 193 in Flintstone has been cleared for a residential development of 41 single-family homes.

The property was rezoned from commercial to residential with restrictions in 2016.