Plans for a single-family home subdivision north of the Summit Point retail center were back before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission on June 23, this time with a new applicant proposing 48 homes as the Dixon Farm subdivision. Commissioners voted to recommend approval for the required rezoning.
The rezoning approved for recommendation to the City Council pertains to 13.6 acres east of Whitney Street, situated immediately north of the Summit Point retail and residential area on the city’s south side and east of South Glynn Street.
The previous applicant is no longer involved in the project. The new applicant is Brent Fayette LLC.
The rezoning is needed due to the proposed lot size. The proposal is for 48 single-family detached homes, with a density of 3.5 homes per acre, and with sidewalks and approximately 35,000 sq. ft. designated as open space.
Project representatives said the cost to the develop the property is significant. Noting the close proximity to homes on Summit Point Drive, they said Dixon Farm homes will carry a price point that will increase the value of nearby residences.
The property is bordered by highway commercial property to the north and west, office to the north, Summit Point retail and residential to the south and several larger single-family lots to the east. Two of the property owners to the east sent letters supporting the rezoning request.
An issue that came up last year with the previous submission dealt with improvements to Whitney Street and a second entrance to the subdivision in addition to the entrance along Summit Point Drive. The current proposal includes access on Summit Point Drive and Whitney Street, along with improvements to Whitney Street up to the second entrance.
Unlike the previous request, the current proposal has no age designation attached to the development.
The rezoning request is expected to go before the City Council in July.