Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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Planners To Consider Revised Plans For Magnolia Creek Development

Cookeville Planning Commissioners will consider on Monday a revised plan for phase two of a 50 plus lot subdivision.

Planning Director John Ward said developer of Magnolia Creek have made some adjustments based on market demands.

“They’ve asked to increase the density, so they’re adding five units in the phase two of Magnolia,” Ward said. “That increase in the number of home requires the RAO to be considered by the planning commission and the city council.

Phase one of the Redevelopment Area Overlay (RAO) project included a number of homes ranging from 630 square feet to 1,700 square feet. Ward said Cookeville officials approved the RAO District for the project in May 2017.

“It was the former location of a mobile home park off of Freehill Road,” Ward said. “The RAO’s are a mechanism the city uses to try to encourage redevelopment. The planning commission has some flexibility to work with developers and provide some incentives to redevelop areas that are considered in need of redevelopment.”

Cookeville Planning Commission will consider a revised preliminary plat for phase two during Monday’s meeting.

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