Multiple projects were discussed this week at the Spring Hill Planning Commission on February 11, 2019. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Project at Port Royal & Derryberry Lane
On the northeast corner of Port Royal and Derryberry Lane, a 46.85 acre lot could be the future home to a new multi-use property. The project proposes a regional commercial service area for new retail, business, and multi-family home development. On the east side, the property extends to Woodland Terrace, a townhome development, and Marvin Wright Elementary School is located at the south-east corner. The 280,000 square feet of space contains areas for retail, commercial, restaurant, and office space along with 298 multi-family units. Monday night, the concept plan was reviewed.
2. New Crossings Development
A new development in The Crossings could bring a 7,200 square foot multi-tenant commercial development. The complex would be located between Cracker Barrel and Panera Bread with cross-access to the north lot. The development proposes three tenants. The developer says two tenants are confirmed – AT&T and a Mexican restaurant. The
building is proposed to have a drive-through window and the site has a drive-through lane and by-pass lane around the south-west side of the building.
3. New Addition to Harvest Point
Plan approval for Phase 16, Section 1 of a new addition to Harvest Point was brought in front of the planning commission. Over 75 townhomes are proposed on the 30-acre lot. Each townhome is approved to have a one-car garage. Sidewalks will be provided on the public street on the east-side and access to the development is through a connection to Cleburne Road.
4. Rezoning of Depot Street near Autumn Ridge
The rezoning of Depot Street from R-2 to R-4 was discussed. Several citizens spoke against the rezoning.
One citizen explains that while she is currently in the process of selling her property, she still cares what is added, traffic being a huge concern, stating, “I care about the traffic, like we all do.” She explained that the rezoning from an R-2 to an R-4 would not be beneficial for Spring Hill.
Another citizen stated, “we don’t need more traffic in Spring Hill,” as he explained his opinions against the proposed plan near Autumn Ridge.
One woman represented the family that owns a farm near the proposed lot and the railroad tracks, explaining that the family has been there since the 1870s. In the past, around 1999, the family was almost denied the ability to run their family business from the property. The planning commission at the time was, “concerned about traffic.” The woman stated, “if traffic was a concern in 1999, it would be now.”
The majority of the planning commission does not support the rezoning.and the motion was disapproved 4-2 and the will not be sent to the Board of Mayor and Alderman during the next work session.