Baxter officials and developers of a new 77-home subdivision will begin the process of talking to utility providers next week.
No residents commented during a public hearing Thursday night on the development at the intersection of Highway 56 and Highway 70. An ordinance to change the zoning from residential to multi-family residential passed on second reading Thursday night.
“You’ll have 36 acres in the back that’s going to be all homes, you’ll have 15 acres across the front all the way from the Crossroads to the Liquor Store that will be all commercial,” Mayor John Martin said.
Martin said the site plan and layouts will be presented to the planning board. The developer is trying to get those done before the June meeting.
Council members also passed on second reading an ordinance change on rezoning property along Buffalo Valley Road and Highway 56. Multi-family townhomes will be constructed on that site near the Shell gas station. Martin said the entrance to the 7-acre site will be west of the gas station, citing safety. T-DOT would not allow an entrance on Highway 56.
No one spoke on the ordinance change during a Thursday public hearing. It changes the zoning from general commercial to multi-family residential.
“They’re nice townhomes,” Martin said. “Their main objective is to sell them. It’s nice.”