A proposed mixed-use development with up to 684 homes, retail space and a possible hotel is being planned off Vietnam Veterans Boulevard near the Station Camp schools complex in Gallatin.
The Gallatin Planning Commission is scheduled to vote on whether to recommend approval of a preliminary master development plan and rezoning for McCain’s Station during its next meeting on Monday, Nov. 18.
If approved, the development would be located on 130.78 acres at the corner of Big Station Camp Boulevard and State Route 386 directly across from the Emergency Room at Sumner Station, according to plans submitted to the city’s planning department.
The front portion of the property would feature approximately 32 acres of potential retail and commercial uses with 80 acres at the rear of the site being designated for residential use.
“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,” project representative Randy Caldwell with landscape architecture and civil engineering firm Ragan-Smith Associates told the Gallatin Planning Commission Nov. 4. “We think we have a potential for some assisted living and other retail uses… as we transition back to the neighborhood.”
In all, 112 single-family homes and 195 townhomes are being proposed on 65 acres of the property. There is also an additional 15-acre high-density residential area that is being proposed, which would allow for up to 25 flats or townhome units to be built per acre.
The high-density area would not include apartments, Caldwell stressed earlier this month.
“It will allow us to get some density that would provide a nice transition from the commercial to the single-family (residences) and the townhomes, but it would also get some density in the development to help support the commercial components within the development,” he added.
Developers are also requesting a 15-foot height variance for both the high-density residential area as well as for the possible hotel site.
As for access, McCain’s Station will have one main entrance on Big Station Camp Boulevard and one connection to Springdale Lane which would tie into the neighboring Revere at Hidden Creek apartment complex, according to plans for the project.
The Gallatin Planning Commission’s meeting on Monday, Nov. 18 will begin at 5 p.m. at city hall.