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Posted on: August 25, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Montgomery Ridge Development Plan Approved


The Montgomery Ridge Phase 2 mixed-use project can proceed to the next steps in the development process following approval from city council. Developers intend to transform the 91-acre property, located just west of US 75, into a diverse mix of single-family homes and urban townhomes, along with multi-family, office and retail space. Council members unanimously approved the planned development following a public hearing on Aug. 11.

A neighborhood zone will house 61 single-family homes of varying sizes and architectural styles. The mixture of lot sizes and high-quality architecture will make for a more interesting and potentially more marketable project, according to developers. A transition zone will include townhomes with urban styling to act as a buffer between residential and commercial buildings.

Plans for mixed-use residential and employment space are also included in the development. The multistory buildings would vary in height from 3-5 stories, with “retail-ready” first floors that could be used as office, retail or residential space. Buildings next to single-family homes would be limited in height, with a maximum of four stories.

Developers plan to give the project a “pedestrian scale” with ample sidewalks, nearly eight acres of open space, and connections to the six-city trail system. A trail or pocket park will be located within one block of every home.

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