PHOTO: Planning documents illustrate the design of the planned Five Guys and Sleep Number commercial building / Photo courtesy of the city of Spring Hill
By ALEXANDER WILLIS
Business and residential development continues to grow in Spring Hill as the population continues to increase year after year, closing in on surpassing Brentwood. Going from a population of just under 8,000 in the year 2000, to more than 40,000 as of the most recent census data, Spring Hill certainly embodies the saying popularized in the 1989 film, “Field of Dreams”: if you build it, they will come.
There certainly hasn’t been any shortage of building going on in Spring Hill. Below is a quick rundown of the latest and largest developments submitted to the city and reviewed during Monday night’s meeting of the Planning Commission.
Five Guys & Sleep Number / 5,425 square foot retail and restaurant building
Gonzales-Strength & Associates has submitted to the city a site plan for a 5,425 commercial building that would include both a Five Guys restaurant and a Sleep Number mattress store. The building would be located on Main Street, just south of Kedron Road.
Five Guys is a fast casual restaurant chain that specializes in burgers, hot dogs and french fries. With more than 1,400 locations across the globe including restaurants in Franklin, Brentwood and Nashville, the Five Guys chain has expanded its reach significantly since the opening of its first location in 1986, with 2015 sales figures exceeding $1.4 billion.
Southern Springs, Phases 4B & 4C / 94 single family lots
Wilson & Associates has submitted to the city a final plat request for two phases of development for the Southern Spring subdivision, located southwest of Kedron Road and Saturn Parkway.
Phase 4B of the development includes the construction of 59 single-family lots. Phase 4C includes the construction of 35 single-family lots.
First receiving neighborhood concept plan approval from the city in August of 2015, the entire subdivision will have 602 single-family lots upon its completion.
RaceTrac / 5,411 square foot convenience store and gas station
Wilson & Associates has submitted to the city a final plat request for the development of a RaceTrac convenience store and gas station to be located on the intersection of Main Street and Stephen P. Yokich Parkway.
Despite the project having its site plan approved by the city, alderman Matt Fitterer had previously said he was “disappointed” in the use of the property, arguing a RaceTrac was not the best use of such prime real estate.
JMB Station Hill Offices / 9,840 square foot office building
Crunk Engineering has submitted to the city a site plan for a 9,840 square foot office building to be located on Station Hill Drive, just north of Ray Williams Drive.
Spanning over an area of 1.66 acres, this project would be two, two-story buildings containing dozens of rentable office spaces.
WellSpring Christian Church Addition / 16,954 square foot building
LDA Engineering has submitted to the city a site plan for a 16,954 square foot addition to WellSpring Christian Church, which sits northwest of Interstate 65 and Duplex Road.
An additional 103 new parking spaces and a new access directly on Duplex Road are also included in the site plan.