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A conceptual artist rendering shows Cambridge Square in Ooltewah.

Planning commissioners reviewed and approved over 600 new residential lots in Hamilton County Monday, including subdivision plats and 340 new residential units at Ooltewah's Cambridge Square development.

Preliminary plats

Commissioners approved 157 preliminary subdivision plats, divided up among four future projects: Riverbay Estates, Easthaven and River Oaks at Riverview.

MAP Engineers and RLS Surveying applied to have 55 single-family home lots approved at Riverbay Estates, a nearly 55-acre development off Vincent Road near Eagle Bluff Golf Club in Harrison.

According to a site plan submitted to Regional Planning Agency staffers, RiverBay Estates will sit off the north side of Vincent Road, with River Run Drive forming its western boundary. The road into the development will come off Vincent Road.

The Easthaven proposal, meanwhile, features 65 single-family home lots on nearly 16 acres oriented toward Ooltewah-Ringgold Road, with Leslie Sandidge Drive forming the development's southern boundary.

East Haven Partners owns the property, and David Mathews Surveying applied for the plat.

The final preliminary plat approved Monday was River Oaks at Riverview, a 36-lot, single-family subdivision in the Stuart Heights neighborhood.

The proposed subdivision would be located immediately across Hixson Pike from Stuart Heights Baptist Church in a wooded area surrounded by Old Towne Lane, Van Buren Street and Ozark Road.

The nearly 16-acre tract is owned by Lamay Development Co., and the plat applicants were Beginning Point Surveys and AD Engineering.

Final plats

The significant subdivision plats receiving final approval at Monday's meeting were The Cottages at Normal Park, Cameron Harbor and Hampton Creek Townhomes.

The Cottages at Normal Park will feature 20 single-family homes off Dallas Road, in north Chattanooga near Normal Park Elementary School.

Cameron Harbor received final approval for 20 new units to be built between the ongoing Cameron Harbor development and Riverfront Parkway. The development will utililize the existing industrial building once used by Gilman Paint and Varnish Co. and include urban loft and studio apartments, as well as townhomes, cottages and some retail space.

Hampton Creek Townhomes developers also received approval for 10 new single-family units to be built off Double Eagle Court, near Snowhill Road in Ooltewah, near the Champions Club Grill Room.

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Cambridge Square in Ooltewah

Cambridge Square

Developer Barry Payne got approval from his fellow planning commissioners on Monday for the 340 single-family home development he plans to build behind the existing commercial community, Cambridge Square.

Payne's company, Barrier Properties, had its rezoning request approved to make 109 acres adjacent to Cambridge Square a uniform low-density residential zone to allow for the construction of the new homes and townhomes. And the new residential portion's PUD (planned unit development) special exceptions permit was approved.

Construction is set to begin next year, and prices are to range between $200,000 and more than $1 million.

Contact staff writer Alex Green at or 423-757-6480.