Developer Bill Hall held a meeting at Pleasant View City Hall to present a revised proposal of The Willows Development on Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m.  He called for the meeting to give the community time to review the proposed site plan and ask questions about the newly proposed Willows development with 45 patio homes.

Thursday’s meeting followed Pleasant View Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting held Tuesday, January 10 that voted against the previously proposed Residential Planned Unit Development on property located adjacent to Pleasant View Community Park off Pleasant View Road. It was proposed to consist of approximately 105 units, 80 town homes and 25 patio homes but lack of city infrastructure and needed improvements on Pleasant View Road drove the voices of residential community opposition.

Pleasant View Board of Mayor and Alderman halted the development by denying the recommendation from Pleasant View Planning Commission to rezone the property located adjacent to the community park from agricultural to residential during the January 10 meeting. Before Hall could proceed with the development the property required approved rezoning by the city.   While Mayor Perry Keenan and the Alderman aren’t against more rooftop developments that could provide the necessary avenues for commercial growth to generate additional revenue, opposition from the community and lack of funding for infrastructure improvements were a major factor in denying the rezoning request.

In an effort to meet the community half way Hall presented a revised proposed development of The Willows Thursday, January 19.  The location would be the same, adjacent to Pleasant View Community Park on 18.2 acres, entrancing and exiting only onto Pleasant View Road.

The revised development would consist of 45 two or three bedroom homes modeled after the homes on Winfrey Court in the Harris Farms subdivision, also developed by Hall.

The houses would be built on approximately nine thousand square feet of property or one-third acre lots. The patio homes would be primarily built on concrete slabs with approximately 80% of the exterior construction consisting of masonry block such as brick or stone, complying the city of Pleasant View design standards specifications.

Hall was asked about the real estate market for patio homes. He stated the homes would meet a need in the Pleasant View community for “empty-nesters”, retirees and first time homebuyers wanting smaller housing conveniently located near parks, dining and areas to shop.

Although Hall presented a development with less than half of the first proposed development he was still met with residential opposition.   Several residents have stated numerous times during previous meetings they weren’t against residential growth but didn’t approve of the location for this type of development constructed off of Pleasant View Road; a road many already consider dangerous.

If constructed there would only be one option to entering and exiting the development and and it would on Pleasant View Road.  According to Hall the roadway could handle additional traffic.

Pleasant View Road is maintained by the city and residents are anticipated to address city officials about overdue improvements to the roadway. Hall reiterated to the attendees at Thursday’s meeting Pleasant View Road wasn’t his problem as a developer, it was the city’s problem and residents needed to address city officials about the needed improvements. He did agree the Pleasant View Road needed improvements but stated a recent traffic count analysis conducted by Tennessee Department of Transportation in early November 2016 didn’t require improvements for the previously proposed or currently proposed development.

Residents disagree with the traffic count study saying it wasn’t an accurate analysis of traffic on the roadway because it didn’t take into consideration peak season when the community park is busy with little league practices and soccer games. Additionally oppositions and concerns about adding additional traffic to a roadway considered substandard with narrow shoulders and lack of options for emergency personnel to maneuver around stalled and backed up traffic during an emergency caused a great deal of concern.

It was asked Thursday, if this development didn’t pass approval, if he’d bring another proposed development with even fewer homes.

Hall made it clear, if the current development wasn’t wanted by the community or pass board approval, he would not develop on the proposed property location.

You can read previous articles on The Willows and reasons for community opposition to the proposed development here:

November 22, 2016 –                                                       https://cheathamnews.com/willows-development/

December 6, 2016-                                                         https://cheathamnews.com/willows-lot-size-variance/

December 29, 2016 –                                                               https://cheathamnews.com/7-0-vote-zoning-approval-willows-development/

More to come on the The Willows revised proposed Development including comments from residents.

More to come on Pleasant View Road, city infrastructure and traffic study analysis.

Continued coverage of Thursday’s city hall meeting.

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LOCATION: Property Located off Pleasant View Road