Board approves Babbs Mill Road subdivision

Site plan showing new 152-lot single-family subdivision on Babbs Mill Road (Moore Bass Consulting photo).
Babbs Mill Road concept site plan (Moore Bass Consulting photo)

A new subdivision looks to build off Babbs Mill Road in Hampton following board approval of a rezoning request in July. The project has zoning approval to build 152 homes.

Dan Ryan Builders of Fayetteville applied for the rezoning request covering ninety-six acres. The zoning advisory board previously approved a permit to build a conversation subdivision at the location.

Babbs Mill Road subdivision

The Babbs Mill Road subdivision will have four-side brick homes according to the applicant. Home sizes will range from 3,000–3,800 square feet. Price points in the current market would be in the $400,000’s.

Community amenities will include a swimming pool, clubhouse and playground. There will also be a park within a large roundabout at the center of the development.

The main portion of the new subdivision will have two entrances off Babbs Mill Road. In addition, a smaller separate section will have its own entrance.

The conservation subdivision allows the applicant to build lots as small as 10,890 square feet (one quarter-acre). In exchange, the applicant must preserve a 100’ buffer along Babbs Mill Road. Other property lines must have a 50’ buffer.

The motion to rezone the property passed 4-1-1. Commissioner Wilson voted in opposition, and Chair Harrell abstained. Prior to the vote, Wilson voiced concerns the lots were too small and they would not allow for adequate distance between the homes. The applicant replied there will be forty feet between homes based on eighty-foot wide lots.

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Students who reside within the subdivision will attend Mt. Carmel Elementary, Dutchtown Middle and Dutchtown High Schools. A classroom addition is presently under construction at Dutchtown High School. A similar project will start construction next year at the middle school. Both projects are to support student enrollment growth from new development in the area.

Following zoning approval, construction can begin once the builder completes final engineering. They then estimate four years to build-out the subdivision.

Featured image shows concept site plan for Babbs Mill Road subdivision. Photo credit Moore Bass Consulting.

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