Fayetteville approves 47-lot Dixon Farm subdivision

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Map of the Dixon Farm subdivision, adjacent to the Summit Point residential and retail area. Graphic/City of Fayetteville.
Map of the Dixon Farm subdivision, adjacent to the Summit Point residential and retail area. Graphic/City of Fayetteville.

The 47-lot Dixon Farm single-family subdivision adjacent to the north side of the Summit Point residential and retail area was approved by the Fayetteville City Council on Aug. 6.

The rezoning approval needed to establish the development dealt with 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 just east of South Glynn Street.

Current applicant, Brent Fayette LLC, said the rezoning was needed due to the proposed lot size. The proposal is for 47 single-family detached homes, with a density of approximately 3.5 homes per acre, and with sidewalks and approximately 35,000 sq. ft. designated as open space.

Though the zoning request carries a minimum 1,200 sq. ft. for homes, project representative Baxter Russell said the plan included homes with a minimum of 1,800 sq. ft. That clarification came after a request from council members at the July 16 meeting.

The approval included access on Summit Point Drive and Whitney Street, along with improvements to Whitney Street.

The applicant agreed to work with the city on the potential of establishing a cart path connection on the southeast side of the development.

Russell at the first reading in July meeting said the cost to the develop the property is significant. Noting the close proximity to homes on Summit Point Drive, Russell 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 of lower density lots to the east sent letters supporting the rezoning request.

City planning commissioners on June 23 voted to recommend approval for the required rezoning.