VOL. 117 | NO. 142 | Monday, August 11, 2003
Hunters Walk South approved for development
By LANCE ALLAN
The Daily News
Construction will start in late fall on a 35.2-acre planned
residential development located on the east side of Germantown Road north of
U.S. Highway 70.
Hunters Walk South will have 67 lots with homes averaging in
size from 2,500 square feet to 3,000 square feet, said developer Angelo
Development cost for the lots hasnt yet been determined.
We havent really put a pencil to it, Lagonia said. At
this point, we have estimates, but its too early to tell.
Lagonia hopes to have lots ready by early summer 2004.
The Bray-Davis Firm Inc. is the engineer for the project, a
partnership between Lagonia and Ron Sklar.
The subdivision, which was approved last week by the Memphis
City Council, is located in an agricultural (AG) zoning district in the
Brunswick section of Shelby County within Bartletts annexation reserve.
Lots in the neighborhood start at 13,500 square feet.
Minimum lot width is 90 feet, and overall density is 1.93 units per acre.
The development joins several projects already completed or
underway in the area.
To the south of the site are the Brushy Creek Estate and
Craven Haven subdivisions, both of which feature 2-acre or larger estate-size
East of the development is the Hickory Estates subdivision,
which features lots 3 acres and larger.
According to a city-county Office of Planning and
Development staff report, the site currently is vacant, with natural features
including mature trees and a drainage stream running east/west through the
Instead of replacing the stream with an underground drainage
system, developers will make it a featured part of the development. A greenbelt
of up to 50 feet on each side of the stream will feature a walkway that will
run the length of the stream and intersect with Germantown Road.
Because of flood precautions, lots near the stream will be
larger than others in the development.
To keep it safe against flooding, theres more green space
on the back of the lots that back up to the creek, Lagonia said. Were
leaving it natural, saving as many trees as we can.
The subdivision adds to existing planned developments
Hunters Walk and Hunters Walk first addition, but with slightly smaller lot
sizes. The 30-foot setbacks and 50-foot street widths found in those neighborhoods
will continue into Hunters Walk South, providing a smooth transition from one
development to the next.