The Planning Commission on Monday recommended approval for G.T. Issa Construction to develop a 78.5-acre site in Hixson with a subdivision of 211 single-family detached residential dwellings and 20 townhouses.
The project is at the 7000 block of Hixson Pike and 1701 East Boy Scout Road.
A number of neighbors expressed concern about water runoff at the site, which includes streams going across it.
Mike Price, speaking for the developer, said there would be a number of detention features. He said Chattanooga has very strict runoff requirements.
He said 21 percent of the property is being left as green space.
The property is owned by Wanda and James Weems, Arthur and Allison Graham, Randy Joe Rawlston, and Jean Doub.
The site is currently vacant. East and west of the site are subdivisions consisting of single-family detached dwellings. To the north are large agrarian uses. To the north and south are single-family detached dwellings which front along Hixson Pike.
The site is currently zoned R-2 Residential Zone and R-1 Residential Zone.
Approval was also recommended for developing a 6.6-acre site for a commercial retailer at Jenkins and Standifer Gap Roads in East Brainerd, though City Councilman Darrin Ledford and County Commissioner Tim Boyd said the developer had been slow to notify them of the project or to meet with neighbors.
Mark Hawkins of Hawkins Commercial Properties said he could not yet name the retail tenant who has been lined up, but said he could do so by the time the City Council hears the matter.
The site is located on the west side of Jenkins Road approximately 1,500 feet from the Jenkins Road and Standifer Gap Road intersection.
The site currently has a single-family dwelling on the western lot and is vacant on the rest of the site. The northern lot has a commercial building with access off Jenkins Road. To the north is the Standifer Gap Recycling Center. To the west and south are single-family detached dwellings. To the west are office, commercial uses, and multi-family residential dwellings.
Property owners are James Howard; Stacy Francisco and Stephen and Julie Crockett.