Possible subdivision, comm buildings mulled

Farragut may be adding a new subdivision and three new commercial buildings just north and west of Dollar General Store, 12403 Kingston Pike, in the months ahead.

Rodney Phillips of Schaad Properties discussed a concept plan for a 12-lot single-family subdivision and commercial structures with Town staff and members of Farragut Planning Commission during the regular monthly Staff/Developer Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 3. The development would fall within the property’s current zoning, which is R-1 (Rural Residential), R-2 (Single-family residential) and C-1 (General Commercial).

The 14.5-acre tract includes frontage along Kingston Pike, where the plan showed two small 6,000- to 8,300-square-foot buildings and a larger 20,000- to 25,000-square-foot-structure, which would be constructed just west of Dollar General, with planned access at the Old Stage Road intersection traffic light.

Once completed, a new access into the Dollar General parking lot would be built where a stub-out currently exists, allowing customers to enter and exit at that same light.

“The vehicular connection for Dollar General will be much better than what is currently there,” Community Development director Mark Shipley said.

In a separate interview, Town Mayor Ron Williams said, “We knew there would be development of the rest of that property eventually, which is why we approved the Dollar General construction location.”

“Mainly, the developer will be looking for feedback from the Planning Commission (Thursday, Aug. 19) about the concept plan,” Shipley said.

Subdivision plans

Phillips, who said one possible name for the development might be “Arden Oaks” in honor of a ridge of oak trees he plans to preserve, said the proposed residential properties are “big half-acre lots.” A single-entrance access would be off of St. Andrews Road.

“Since it is less that 30 lots, they don’t have to have two (access points),” Shipley said.