The East Ridge Planning Commission on Monday delayed action for a month on 77 new townhomes planned near Camp Jordan Park and Frawley Road.
Commissioner Scott Miller said he formerly lived on Frawley Road and had trouble getting out onto Ringgold Road.
He said that problem would be exacerbated by the 77 townhomes sought by Jay Desai, plus a nearby 137 single-family home subdivision approved recently.
Joseph Ingram, engineer on the project, said a close friend who is a traffic engineer, said there would not be a significant impact by the townhomes. Mr. Ingram said he will get the traffic study by the next meeting.
Mr. Desai said the townhomes will be adjacent to a previously built townhome project. He said this one may have some three-bedroom units as some have asked for more bedrooms.
It will be a gated community.
He said the back of the property is near the creek and dirt would be taken from there to form a five-acre pond. That dirt would be used to build up the front of the property as the townhomes site. There is an eight-acre pond at the adjacent townhome project.
The commission approved a mixed-use project by Evan Greene of EPG Homes at 3400 Ringgold Road.
Mr. Greene said there would be commercial space on the ground and townhomes for sale on the second story. He said it is aimed for those who would like to live above their work space.
A neighbor said he planned a similar project 15 years ago, but East Ridge residents were not ready for townhomes at the time. He said there was an overflow crowd in opposition.