Map provided by city of Hoover
Blackridge boot property map
Signature Homes wants to add the 108 acres highlighted here to the Blackridge development at the end of Stadium Trace Parkway.
Signature Homes on Monday is asking the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission to add 108 acres to the Blackridge development at the end of Stadium Trace Parkway.
However, the developer is not asking for an increase in the number of houses that can be built, according to a proposal filed with the city. The number of houses that will be allowed in Blackridge would still be 1,150, including 650 houses on the 808 acres being developed by Signature Homes and 500 houses on the 823 acres being developed by Riverwoods Holdings.
That would lower the overall housing density in Blackridge to 0.7 houses per acre.
The property proposed to be added to Blackridge is being called the “boot property” because it is on land shaped like a boot along the Cahaba River, just east of the Signature part of Blackridge and just south of the 499-home Lake Wilborn development (also being developed by Signature Homes). However, it is separated from the rest of Blackridge by railroad tracks.
Roads in the “boot property” would be public roads, while roads in the rest of Blackridge will be private streets.
According to the proposal filed with the city, houses on this 108-acre “boot property” would be “medium-density” houses, on lots at least 60 feet wide, with at least 10 feet between each house. Single-story houses would have to be at least 1,600 square feet, and 1 ½-story and 2-story houses would have to be at least 2,100 square feet.
Signature Homes also on Monday night is asking the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission to approve 40 new townhouses and a park on 6.2 acres in Ross Bridge currently zoned as a “planned commercial” district in the Ross Bridge Village Center.
In connection with Signature’s purchase of this property and other property from Daniel Corporation, the developer of Ross Bridge, Signature was allowed to build 178 dwelling units, including up to 110 multi-family dwelling units.
However, if this new 40-townhouse development is approved, Signature has agreed not to build any more multi-family units in Ross Bridge. The remaining 138 houses all would be single-family houses, according to the proposal.
Map provided by city of Hoover
Ross Bridge townhome site plan 8-22-16
Signatures Homes wants to add 40 townhouses in the Ross Bridge Village Center.
In other business Monday night, the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to consider:
- A request to build 35 houses near the corner of Alford Avenue and Tyler Road.
- A request to build a car wash on the Tattersall Park property off Alabama 119 near Greystone
- A request from Tameron Honda to combine four lots on Sierra Drive into one lot.
- A request from Jim and Lynn Estes to combine two lots in the Park Lane addition to Riverchase into one lot.
The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a work session for 4:30 p.m. Monday in the conference room behind the William Billingsley Council Chambers. An action meeting will follow at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers. Both meetings are open to the public, but public comment typically is only taken at the action meeting.