Plans for a proposed new subdivision off Hartsville Pike in Gallatin have been scaled back to include a fewer number of homes after city leaders expressed concerns about the overall density of the project last year.
Bledsoe Springs would now include 135 single-family homes on 46.83 acres located near Airport Road and just west of the Sunnymeade subdivision, if approved.
In September, a previous plan for the development featuring 183 single-family residences and townhomes was narrowly defeated by the Gallatin City Council after concerns were raised about the total number of units included in the project.
“You’re not going to notice a big change to the plan other than the townhomes were removed and replaced with single-family (homes),” project representative Andy Leath with GreenLID Design told members of the Gallatin Planning Commission about the updated plans on Feb. 8.
The subdivision would feature two entrances along Hartsville Pike – one directly across from Hillside Lane and the other near Robertson Road – along with a connection to Valley Ridge Drive, according to plans for the project.
The addition of a turn lane and widening of Hartsville Pike would also take place from near Hollerman Lane to Hillside Lane.
Developers of Bledsoe Springs originally sought approval to build 102 single-family homes and 102 townhomes on the property last summer.
Despite the most recent reduction in proposed units, District 1 Councilwoman Lynda Bradley Love said earlier this month that she still has concerns about how the project would impact traffic in the area.
“I have seen videos of the traffic through there… and it just seems like it’s a bad location because of the fact that coming from out of town you don’t really see the traffic that is backed up,” said Love, who also serves as the council's representative on the planning commission. “People have told me that they lots of times almost or do hit the people that are sitting there waiting.”
The Gallatin Planning Commission is expected to vote on whether to recommend approval of a rezoning with preliminary master development plan, annexation and plan of service for Bledsoe Springs during its next meeting on Monday, Feb. 22. A public hearing will also take place prior to the vote. The project would then go on to the city council for a final decision.