A large Planned Unit Development in East Brainerd will be getting larger. At the Monday meeting of the Planning Commission, Chris Anderson and Rocky Chambers representing Green Tech Homes received approval for a modification to the original PUD. Phase I is currently under construction, and Mr. Anderson said this is the most successful development that Green Tech has done. Of 93 houses in the original plan, 40 have been sold, he said. The amendment will permit Phase II that is adjacent to the original PUD, in the 8100 block of Hitchcock Road, adding 47-1/2 acres, and another 120 units for a total of 227 dwelling units when the development is complete.
The development will include open spaces and pedestrian connectivity to Jack Benson Heritage Park, and walking paths that will be available to residents of existing homes in the neighborhood.
Mr. Chambers, who engineered the project, told the RPA members that the company will work with the neighborhood about building a round-about, and that the mitigating stormwater runoff has been increased in volume 25 percent more than is required
Redevelopment of property at 809 S. Greenwood St. at the old industrial Lucey Boiler site in Highland Park is already under construction with nine of the 10 townhouses having been sold. The second phase of that development will be built with the zoning change that was approved on Monday. The second phase will add six more townhouses following the same design as Phase I.
“We’re all excited about what’s going on at the Lucey Boiler site, and the investment in that part of town,” said RPA member Darrin Ledford. The property was rezoned from R-1 Residential to UGC (Urban General Commercial) with the conditions that only townhomes will be built with the height limit of 35 feet, parking must be at the side or rear of the buildings there is only one curb cut on South Greenwood and entrances face Greenwood.
A one-acre property at 6027 Ooltewah Georgetown Road was rezoned from R-1 to C-2 (Central Commercial Zone). The proposed use will be a gas station, convenience store and car wash. The location is on the south of the city limits inside Chattanooga near Cambridge Square. There were no objections from nearby property owners or Council member Carol Berz who represents that district.
A short-term vacation rental special permit was given for 7401 Harris Haven Dr., which is on Signal Mountain.
A zoning request for 1.5 acres at 4440 Byrd Ave., from R-1 to RT-1 was denied on recommendation of the RPA planning staff. The rezoning was the intended location for six townhouses.