PHOTO: Concept art shows the design of the commercial, retail and residential buildings for the Derryberry mixed-development project. / Photo courtesy of the city of Spring Hill
By ALEXANDER WILLIS
As the city of Spring Hill continues to float ideas of how to appropriately fund its hundreds of millions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects, development projects have shown no signs of slowing down, and the city’s latest meeting of the Planning Commission was no exception.
The proposed shopping district on Port Royal Road, which includes 46 acres of office, restaurant, residential and retail space saw its preliminary plan approved Monday, as did the new Mexican restaurant proposed to be built in the Crossings.
For your convenience, here’s a quick rundown on the latest development projects approved by the city during Monday night’s Planning Commission meeting.
Annexation for potential residential development / 103 acres, potentially 256 single-family lots
Submitted by Crunk Engineering, the applicant had their request approved to annex 103 acres of property just west of the General Motors plant on Cleburne Road for a potential future residential development project.
Crunk Engineering also submitted a concept plan for a potential residential development to the city for review. The concept plan documents appear to show 256 single-family lots, as well as plans for a park, named Pocket Park.
With the approval of the annexation, Spring Hill just got 103 acres larger. Currently, there is also a single home on the newly annexed property, whose occupants have just become honorary Spring Hillians.
Derryberry mixed-use development / 46 acres of office, restaurant, residential and retail space
Submitted by Civil Site Design Group, this new mixed-use development project consists of 280,000 square feet of residential, restaurant, office and retail space, and is proposed to be built on Port Royal Road, just south of Saturn Parkway.
Concept plan documents show ten separate retail buildings of varying sizes, with the single largest building coming in at just over 42,000 square feet. For the retail buildings alone, the developer has included 1,122 parking spaces, for a combined total of 2,040 parking spaces for the whole development.
Civil Site Design Group received city approval for its planned development preliminary plan Monday night.
Southern Springs, phase 7 & 8 / 201 single-family homes
Submitted by Thomas & Hutton, this phase of the Southern Springs development, located on the southwest corner of Saturn Parkway and Kedron Road, includes the development of 201 single-family homes.
Spanning over an area of roughly 87 acres, the project’s neighborhood concept plan was first approved by the city in April 2018. Going further back, in 2015 the city approved the developer’s sketch plat for the entire Southern Springs development, which in total, is planned to consist of 602 single family homes.
Thomas & Hutton received from the city preliminary plat approval for this phase of development Monday night.
Crossings, lot 7 / AT&T store, unnamed Mexican restaurant and third unknown business
Submitted by Greshan Smith, this project is a 7,200 square-foot building that would house an AT&T store adjacent to Main Street, a Mexican restaurant on the opposite side, and an as of yet undisclosed additional retail space in between the two.
Proposed to be built in The Crossings shopping district off of Main Street, in between the Cracker Barrel and Panera Bread, the project joins the ranks of other restaurants and retail stores in the popular shopping district.
The Mexican restaurant itself, which the developer has requested not to be named, will feature an outdoor eating area, 3,200 square feet of interior space, and a drive-through for orders on the go.
The restaurant currently has dozens of locations across the United States and Canada, though mostly around the Western portion of the continent. This Spring Hill location, pending its approval, would be the restaurant’s first location in Tennessee.
Greshan Smith had its site plan approved by the city Monday night, with the height of the building scheduled to be approved during the next Planning Commission work session meeting.