The Brentwood City Commission met virtually Monday evening to discuss a rezoning request, on first reading, of 10.27 acres at 502 Wilson Pike.
Developer Jim Spangler of Hidden Valley Homes is seeking to build five homes on the property, which has to be rezoned as residential to accommodate the project.
“We feel it’s a good application there with all the areas to the north, south, east and west, which is all residential around it,” Spangler said. “We feel that the five-lot subdivision coming off of Old Smyrna Road would be a nice compliment to the rest of the surrounding area.”
Formerly known as the Dolphin Club, the property had several other proposals that did not materialize, including a tennis complex and a church.
Commissioner Regina Smithson was eager to hear from residents who live nearby, but felt the rezoning proposal was the best option on first reading.
“So many different proposals have been brought to us on this piece of property,” she said. “If I were a resident close by, I would be glad to see it be developed in this way.”
Brentwood Mayor Rhea Little also agreed rezoning the property in this way was the best option.
“I think five homes there is probably the best possible solution for all parties involved,” he said.
City commissioners unanimously approved moving forward with the rezoning request on first reading.
The Brentwood Planning Commission will review the rezoning request and provide its recommendations at its Aug. 3 regular meeting. A community meeting will also be held on July 30 in the City Hall Annex Room. The meeting will be conducted in observance of all appropriate social distancing measures.
A public hearing is then scheduled for Aug. 10, with a second and final reading by the city commission scheduled for Aug. 24.