McCain's Station Rendering

Plans for McCain’s Station include 684 new homes along with commercial space on 130.78 acres at the corner of Big Station Camp Boulevard and State Route 386 in Gallatin. SUBMITTED

A proposed mixed-use development with 684 new homes and commercial space that could include a hotel on Big Station Camp Boulevard has received initial approval from Gallatin city leaders.

The Gallatin City Council unanimously approved on first reading Tuesday a preliminary master development plan and rezoning request for McCain’s Station. A final vote is expected to take place later this month.

If approved, the 130.78-acre development would include 112 single-family homes and 195 townhomes on 65 acres in addition to a 15-acre high-density area with 377 townhomes/flats, according to plans submitted to the city’s planning department. The project would also feature six commercial lots totaling a combined 17.5 acres. 

“We see the center area as being a potential retail center, potentially even a grocery store anchor tenant or a larger tenant that would fit in there,” McCain’s Station representative Randy Caldwell with landscape architecture and civil engineering firm Ragan-Smith Associates said about the project in November. “We think we have a potential for some assisted living and other retail uses… as we transition back to the neighborhood.”

Caldwell has reassured city leaders in recent months that the proposed high-density area would not include apartments and that all of the residences would be owner-occupied. 

Last year, Gallatin notified Sumner County Schools about the proposed development, which would be located near the Station Camp elementary, middle and high schools, according to city planning department staff.

It is expected to take between five and 10 years to build all of the homes in McCain’s Station, according to Caldwell. 

The development would be accessed by one main entrance on Big Station Camp Boulevard, according to plans for the project. There would also be two additional connections onto Springdale Lane, which is used by the neighboring Revere at Hidden Creek apartment complex.

The Gallatin Planning Commission recommended approval of the project in November. The city council is expected to take a final vote on McCain’s Station on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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