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Board OKs outline plan for 75-home development in northeast Collierville

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The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a planned development outline plan for 75 single family houses on more than 40 acres of vacant property in northeast Collierville.
Board members voted unanimously for the Belfair Planned Development, which will be built north of Shelton Road, west of Collierville-Arlington Road and south of the Wolf River.
The board also voted to rezone the property medium density residential and low density residential to make way for the development, which will include 75 single family lots and an 18-acre common open space.
Jaime Groce, Collierville’s town planner, said a large portion of the property is designated as Green Corridor because the heavily wooded river flood plain makes the northern boundaries of the property undevelopable except for passive open space. Forty four percent of the property will be set aside for open space or public park land. The lots will be “clustered” in the remaining portion.
“Despite the clustering approach,” Groce noted, “the density, as well as lot sizes, widths and setbacks are appropriate for the area given the pattern established by [another nearby planned development].”
Groce said the lots on the development would be similar to the River Ridge planned development to the west. The lot sizes will be around 8,500 square feet.
The property is currently vacant except for one single family house near Shelton Road, which would be removed.

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