By ALEXANDER WILLIS
In what was mostly a retread of past development proposals from the previous month, Monday still saw its fair share of projects approved during the monthly voting meeting of the Spring Hill Planning Commission.
While houses and townhomes made the bulk of approved projects Monday night, the Port Royal Business Center, which first made its way to city officials last September, finally saw its site plan approved by the city, getting Spring Hill just one step closer to securing more of the white collar jobs its residents and leaders have been asking for.
Port Royal Business Center / 54 office/warehouse units
Submitted by Martin Engineering, the Port Royal Business Center is a proposed 54-unit office and warehouse development that would be built on Parkfield Loop, just northeast of Port Royal Road and Saturn Parkway.
Spanning an area of 4.5 acres, the project would offer units with a small office space of 184.5 square feet, along with a garage door and two parking spaces, for a total parking capacity of 108 spaces.
The Planning Commission approved Martin Engineering’s request for site plan approval with a vote of 5 – 0, with one commissioner abstaining.
Sawgrass West, Phase 1 / 196 townhome units
Submitted by WES Engineers & Surveyors, Sawgrass West is a proposed townhome community that would be constructed just north of King’s Creek Golf Course on Kedron Road. The first phase, of which the applicant was requesting site plan approval, would consist of 196 townhome units constructed of brick, vinyl lap siding and regular asphalt shingles.
The Planning Commission approved WES Engineers & Surveyors’ request for site plan approval with a vote of 5 – 1.
Southern Springs, Phase 5 / 153 single-family lots
Submitted by Wilson & Associates, Southern Springs Phase 5 would be an expansion of the Southern Springs community located near the intersection of Kedron Road and Saturn Parkway, which had its original neighborhood concept plan of 602 single-family residential lots approved by the city in 2015.
The fifth phase of development would see the construction of 153 single-family lots, and include landscape buffers and berms to create a distinct separation from the Civil War Trust lands.
The Planning Commission unanimously approved Wilson & Associates’ request for final plat approval Monday night.
Harvest Point, Phase 16, Section 1A / 13 townhome lots
Submitted by S&ME Inc., Harvest Point Phase 16 Section 1A would be an expansion of the Harvest Point townhome community, located adjacent to the secondary access from Cleburne Road.
This phase of development would see the construction of 13 townhome lots, and is the first section of phase 16 that will eventually see the construction of 75 townhome lots – which is itself just a portion of the entire Harvest Point development, which will see the development of 223 townhome lots.
Primarily constructed with brick, stone veneer, and cement lap siding, each town home will be equipped with a one-car garage, a covered front porch and a rear patio. The townhome community will also feature 6 – 8 feet wide gravel trails and open areas.
The Planning Commission unanimously approved S&ME Inc.’s request for final plat approval Monday night.
Derryberry Section 3 /31 single-family lots
Submitted by SEC Inc., Derryberry Section 3 would be the third phase in the Derryberry residential development, which is located on Port Royal Road, south of Longhunter Chase Drive.
Internal sidewalks are included as part of this project’s development, as well as sidewalks and a bike lane along Port Royal Road between Deepwood Way and Longhunter Chase.
The Planning Commission unanimously approved SEC Inc.’s request for final plat approval Monday night.