Plans for a new apartment complex on Tulip Poplar Drive are moving forward with a fewer number of proposed units than previously approved.

Developers are seeking approval of an amended preliminary master development plan for Vintage Baker’s Crossing that would include 11 three-story buildings with a total of 264 apartment units on 29.8 acres located between Belvedere Drive and Nashville Pike across from the Hilton Garden Inn, according to plans submitted to the city’s planning department.

“The applicant is revising their plans to break the buildings up and remove some of the development from the floodplain, ” Assistant City Planner Josh King told members of the Gallatin Planning Commission about the change during a work session Oct. 12.

Plans for the project were first approved in 2006, according to King. The project included a total of 358 apartments following a revision in 2009.

Since the proposed change would reduce the overall number of units and the development footprint of the project, King said city planning staff have recommend it be considered a minor amendment. If planning commissioners agree, the project would not require additional approval from the city council.

The city’s engineering division is also working towards hiring a consultant to design a traffic signal that will eventually be added at the intersection of Tulip Poplar Drive and Belvedere Drive near the Sumner County Administration Building.

“It’s probably more like two years away from seeing a traffic signal there,” City Engineer Nick Tuttle said about the project. “If the apartment folks move forward, they will help me fund that.”

No construction timeline for Vintage Baker’s Crossing has been submitted to the city. The development, if approved, would also include a clubhouse, pool and a dog park.

The Gallatin Planning Commission meeting will be held virtually on Monday, Oct. 26 beginning at 5 p.m. A link to view the meeting live on Zoom will be posted on the city’s website at www.gallatintn.gov prior to the start of the meeting.

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