The Metro Planning Commission recently approved a rezoning proposal that will allow for 15 single-family homes in the 2500 block of Ninth Avenue South.
Cottage Cove, as the project is named, would be just north of Montrose Avenue in the 12South community.
The development is proposed to have three-bedroom cottages ranging from 1,300 to 1,500 square feet and priced from $310,000 to $349,000. The units will be developed around a common open space.
Developer Kelvin Pennington purchased the property about 18 months ago and originally planned to build two duplexes, but then decided small conforming houses would be a better use of the land.
While some spoke in support of the project at the planning commission meeting, others were concerned about traffic and on-street parking. There is currently a restriction against street parking on this portion of Ninth Avenue South, but Jonathan Honeycutt with Metro Public Works said the roadway would be shifted a few feet to allow for on street parking.
Pennington says the project falls into the guidelines for what the area is zoned for and will not go outside of the density of nine units per acre.
Pennington hopes construction will begin this summer and the project should take less than two years to complete.