5. Lampkins Crossing
The Williamson County Planning Commission approved a concept plan for the 147-acre Lampkins Crossing subdivision in June.
The subdivision would sit on the west side of Lampkins Bridge Road about a mile north of its intersection with McDaniel Road.
The 147-acre plat would be divided into 133 lots, ranging in size from one-third of an acre to 1/2 and acre, with an overall density of .9 dwellings per acres. More than half, 58 percent, of the development will be open space. The developer is Tom Moon and the engineer is Jamie Reed, of Site Engineering Consultants, Inc.
The traffic impact analysis for the plan, according to a site study done by RPM Traffic Consultants, found that its impact would be in line with current traffic patterns, with the exception of a 5 percent increase of traffic to the east along McDaniel Road, because the road provides a possible route to and from College Grove Elementary School.
The TIA found the development will have a minor impact on traffic within the area, with the exception of the northbound stop-controlled approach of Lampkins Bridge Road to Murfreesboro Road. Adding an eastbound right-turn lane and a westbound left-turn lane was recommended.
The vote for the subdivision was unanimous, but commissioner Robin Baldree expressed traffic concerns, given that other projects are in some stage of approval in the same area- such as Spring Hillow and Ingram subdivisions. She also expressed concern about nearby schools- like College Grove- being impacted by the increased population of this and other nearby subdivisions.
“There are going to be 133 homes, and they will be single-family, and probably have a lot of families with kids” she said. “But then there are going to be those kids going to McDaniels and turning onto the dangerous intersection at Arno Road. That’s not mentioned anywhere in the traffic study, with this and the other two developments on McDaniel Road. That is a lot of impact in that little area. I love people being able to do what they want to do with their land, but these impact the roads. And they are just not in great shape. And impacting the schools, I did not read anything about that in these studies.”
Passage of the concept plan also included certain stipulations that Moon will have to address in the preliminary plat, which is the next step in the approval process, such as construction plans for waste-water disposal, and drainage and erosion control plan. Before the final plat is approved it must provide plans for off-site improvements as specified in the TIA, such as the turn-lanes.
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