June Lake, Hy-Vee, homes and the large I-65 exit in Spring Hill

Officials say the dirt is moving in Williamson County’s June Lake community, and homes are selling faster than they can be built.

The Spring Hill-based project, led by Southeast Venture, LLC, is not scheduled to be completed for another two decades, but construction has been underway on the multi-million-acre site since 2021.

“Even though construction has been happening for a while, it’s (mostly) infrastructure. We’ve only recently started vertical construction,” said Wood Caldwell, the project’s Southeast project manager. But interest in development is high, officials agree.

When Tudor Homes announced last year that it had begun construction on the project’s first 28 residences, emails started flying in, asking when they would be ready to purchase, according to David Tudor, the company’s founder and owner.

Tudor Homes continues to make progress on homes ranging from approximately 3,000 to 3,500 square feet. While many are eager to buy, company officials noted that Tudor Homes does not allow pre-sales of homes. They expect these homes to be listed on the market for $900,000.

Contractor Signature Homes is also building homes for June Lake with prices starting in the $645,000s, and according to Caldwell, they have already sold 10 homes.

Once the entire development is completed, June Lake will offer buyers a choice of three different neighborhoods. Saddlewalk will feature 400 townhomes and townhomes, The Preserve will feature 28 single-family homes and Solstice will feature a 227-unit apartment complex.

Along with building homes, work has also begun on a 3-million-gallon water reservoir to provide water to the residents of June Lake and Spring Hill. It is scheduled to be completed by September 2024.

Other plans for the development include 3.9 million square feet of Class A office space, approximately 1.3 million square feet of retail and restaurant space and 400 hotel rooms. The development has already attracted new Tennessee businesses, including grocery chain Hy-Vee, which is scheduled to open in June Lake next spring.

Work also continues on the new I-65 exit at June Lake, which officials hope will ease traffic.

The city of Spring Hill is fully funding the project, but city officials secured a $25 million federal construction grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to assist with construction.

Continuing delays in the interchange project’s timeline have caused the expected completion date to be pushed back to late spring, TDOT announced earlier this summer.

The original completion date was set for this summer. TDOT said it was postponed until this winter due to permit and right-of-way delays, but with additional issues of unpredictable weather and unsuitable soil, it was postponed again.

Aerial photos of June Lake taken in September show progress on infrastructure and site work in the Solstice and Saddlewalk neighborhoods as well as the interchange.

Crews are also making progress on developing the Aenon Creek Greenway.

The greenway is one of several major amenities planned for June Lake, which has been dubbed the “New Gateway to Spring Hill.” Other venues include nature-friendly spaces, an 11-acre lake, and pedestrian-friendly dining and shopping options.

Want to keep up with the latest what’s happening at June Lake? Quarterly updates are posted online at junelketn.com.

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