A Chattanooga developer is seeking rezoning for nearly 50 acres off Dayton Boulevard to put in a new residential subdivision with 137 single-family units.
Allen Jones, senior land planner for ASA Engineering, said Greentech Homes plans to build the new residences at 5564 Dayton Blvd. He said the property is located in Chattanooga about a quarter mile outside of Red Bank.
Jones said the planned subdivision, called Northtowne Estates, is in relatively close proximity to downtown Chattanooga and Hixson.
"It's the best of both worlds," he said.
According to a rezoning application to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency, the proposed new housing encompasses two adjacent sites that total 48.8 acres.
One 41.3-acre parcel would be zoned entirely R-1 residential. The other 7.46-acre tract is proposed R-T/Z residential townhouse.
The subdivision is to have its main entrance from Dayton Boulevard with a secondary one from Allen Road. There is frontage on Gadd Road, but the topography leaves little capacity for access, according to planners.
The proposal, to be heard by the Planning Commission on Monday, calls for one- and two-story dwellings with about 3.13 units per acre, documents show. To the north, east and south are single-family detached residences in a series of subdivisions at 3.09 units per acre.
The project also would hold a clubhouse and some open space.
The Planning Commission staff has recommended approval of the proposal subject to conditions, saying the project is supported by the land use plan in the area that recommends low density residential development.
Jones said the development group is still working on when construction may start, if the project receives a green light from the Planning Commission and later the Chattanooga City Commission.
"They're still ironing out a schedule," he said. "Then it will go into design phase."
Jones said a neighborhood meeting was held last week in preparation for going before the Planning Commission.
"We had a healthy discussion," he said. "Hopefully, it will move forward."
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