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‘Plum Orchard’ housing plan makes neighbors plumb angry

‘Plum Orchard’ housing plan makes neighbors plumb angry

Nashville residents on Tuesday, Feb. 3 will oppose a rezoning to build 78 new homes at the corner of Church Street and Cloverland Drive, more than triple the amount allowed under its current zoning.

Nashville residents on Tuesday, Feb. 3 will oppose a rezoning to build 78 new homes at the corner of Church Street and Cloverland Drive, more than triple the amount allowed under its current zoning.

The Metro City Council will hold a public hearing for the proposed “Plum Orchard” project, which seeks to build a high-density development – about 4.4 units per acre – on approximately 17 acres. The property’s current zoning would allow a maximum of 23 new homes.

The site is on the border of south Davidson and northern Williamson counties, with the Annandale subdivision, located in Brentwood, across from Church Street. Posted all along Church Street and Cloverfield Drive are yellow signs opposed to the rezoning.

Affected residents have created a grassroots opposition group and website, MoreCloverlandTraffic.com, which claims the developer’s traffic study estimates the development would bring 836 more vehicles per day to the area.

“This proposed development will add traffic volumes to this already over-burdened area,” the group said.

“Several new developments are about to come on-line, and may further deteriorate the traffic situation on Cloverland The site plan does not offer infrastructure changes that would alleviate East-West traffic along Cloverland Dr. and Church St.”

The group also cited major concerns with storm water run-off and increasing property values, and urged residents to attend the 6:30 p.m. meeting in the David Scobey Council Chamber in Nashville.

The Metro Planning Commission denied a previous request from the developer, Land’s End LLC, which showed 114 units on the property. However, MPC approved in January a revised site plan “with conditions” that shows 78 new homes. The project now must gain the approval from the Metro Council.

The David Scobey Council Chamber is located on the second floor of the Metro Courthouse, One Public Square in downtown Nashville.

Jonathan Romeo covers Brentwood for Home Page Media Group. Contact him at jonathan@brentwoodhomepage.com

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