Plans near Central Pike and Rutland Road are on the table

A plan to build new single-family homes and townhomes on the south side of Mount Juliet, which was halted earlier this year due to traffic concerns, is being brought back at a lower density.

The scaled-down version of the SW Cook Road subdivision plan calls for 242 parcels on about 110 acres west of SW Cook Road and south of Central Pike. The plan details 124 townhomes on 22 acres and 118 single-family homes on 93.5 acres, according to documents.

The previous SW Cook Road subdivision plan called for 383 homes and was postponed at a January Planning Commission meeting after a land use amendment vote. The discussion noted a lack of support from planning commissioners for adding traffic to already congested roads on the south side of Mount Juliet near Providence Market.

Annexation into the Mount Juliet city limits from the city growth boundaries and rezoning is also required in the SW Cook Road plan.

The project includes several road improvements that city staff requires the developer to complete as conditions if the plan is approved. A traffic signal study is also required at SW Cook Road and Central Pike with installation necessary if the study shows the signal is warranted.

But the new proposal that includes fewer homes still needs to be balanced between the “schedule” of other area road improvements and other public school and road projects, Mount Juliet Planning and City Commissioner Scott Heffner said.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has managed the project to build the new Central Pike interchange off Interstate 40, but the timeline remains uncertain. Wilson County Schools plans to build a future elementary school along Central Pike with land it has already purchased, but the timeline for moving forward remains uncertain.

The population estimate for this latest plan is 605 people. Six phases are expected to extend to 2029, based on planning documents.

Mount Juliet planning commissioners could issue a non-binding recommendation on the plan, which will be on Thursday’s agenda. But the site plan will ultimately need two votes by the City Commission to move forward.

Rolling Ridge Townhomes

The mixed-use plan proposes creating 129 townhomes and four 3,500-square-foot commercial buildings on just over 23 acres at the corner of Rutland Road extending north to include an access point to Beckwith Road.

Rezoning is also required and would require City Commission approval.

Four construction phases are planned. The population of the independent part of the project is estimated at 387 people.

Retail and take-out restaurants were mentioned as potential commercial uses within the plan.

Contact Andy Humbles at ahumbles@tennessean.com or 615-726-5939 and on X, formerly known as Twitter @AndyHumbles.

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