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Growth plans include offices, warehouses

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Lebanon is about to grow again. A total of 188 new homes in four different subdivisions received approval from the Lebanon Planning Commission Tuesday night.

But that's not all.

HSA Commercial Real Estate received site plan approval to build a 650,000-square-foot distribution center for Commerce Farms on Commerce Farms Road in Ward 4. The facility will have both office space and warehouse and distribution space.

Plus, developer Jack Cato received site plan approval for Cato Industrial Development to build a 30,000-square-foot warehouse on Maddox-Simpson Drive in Ward 3. The site is east of three other similar buildings also owned by Cato.

Council to review next
Meanwhile, the new residential developments approved Tuesday night will be going up in a variety of locations in the city's planning territory. Approval by the planning commission means the plans will move on to Lebanon City Council for its final decisions.

Goodall Homes received both site plan and final plat approval for 34 additional homes on 7.98 acres in Colonial Village off Hickory Ridge in Ward 5.

Ida Ray Carter received approval of a final plat for 16 homes on 17.75 acres on the Ida Ray Carter property on Bluebird Road in Wilson County east of Lebanon.

Goodall Homes also received approval for a master plan, a site plan and a final plat for an additional 48 homes on 18.5 acres in Heritage Hills at Stonebridge on Leeville Pike in Ward 4.

Centex Homes received approval of a site plan and three final plats for new phases in Spence Creek totaling 90 new homes on 15.58 acres off Highway 109 in Ward 6.

New freezer for Marco's
The commission also voted to approve a site plan for Marco's Pizza at the corner of South Hartmann Drive and West Main Street in Ward 5 in the current location of Domino's Pizza. Marco's will be adding a large walk-in freezer at the back of the store and adjusting its drive-through.

The commission also voted to approve rezoning:

For Diane Holt, about 13.3 acres at 2645 and 2895 Highway 109 in Ward 6 from commercial general (CG) to commercial service (CS).

For Thoroughbred Construction, about 14 acres on Hickory Ridge Road in Ward 5 from low-density single-family residential (RS-20) to high-density single-family residential (RS-6).

For Bill Manning, about 11.03 acres at 1659, 1710 and 1780 Franklin Road in Ward 3 from rural residential (RR) to CG.

For Dawson Lane Partners, about 18.65 acres on Leeville Pike in Ward 4 from RR to medium-density single-family residential (RS-12).

The planning commission also approved changes to the municipal zoning code that would allow the city planner, Paul Corder, to approve additions to existing buildings of less than 5,000 square feet, without coming before the planning commission.

Like the various development plans, the rezonings and changes to the city code are recommendations and still must go before the city council for final approval to take effect.

Writer Connie Esh can be contacted at cewrites@yahoo.com.

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