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600 Home Development Coming To Hendersonville

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by Adam Ghassemi

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – A once abandoned development off Saundersville Road could have lots of new homes, townhouses and become one of the largest subdivisions in Sumner County, by this time next year.

Last week, Hendersonville city leaders approved the Millstone, a massive development from Goodall Homes. Millstone will feature tons of amenities including lakes, pools and a club house. By the time it's completed, it could add 600 new homes to Hendersonville.

President Bob Goodall says they've been working on the plan for a few years, but waited to begin until knowing it could fulfill a shortage created by the housing crisis.

"Homes have been selling, but lots have not been replaced. We saw this desperate need to get lots online and be ready for the market to improve," Goodall said Thursday.

Homes will range from 1,300 sq. ft., $220,000 townhouses to 4,000 sq. ft., $380,000 single family homes. Some will target older buyers looking to downsize, while larger ones will target young, growing families.

Goodall says they are even seeing demand for families and grandparents who want to live in different size homes within the same development.

"We're seeing buyers now want a community," he said.

"Some people like to be in the inner city, downtown. Others prefer to be in the suburbs," said Hendersonville Planner Fred Rogers.

Rogers said despite some neighbors being worried about the impacts of such a large development the area up and down Saundersville Road is designed to handle the added people and traffic.

"Saundersville Road is designated as a major thoroughfare. There are right-of-ways sufficient to accommodate four lanes if needed," Rogers said.

Thursday, Sumner County Schools officials confirmed they plan on building Burris Elementary School near Knox Doss Middle School to handle the added population, but not until all those homes are actually built.

That could be ten to twelve years, according to Goodall.

Construction on Millstone should begin this summer with some of the first homes being ready early next year.

Sumner County is getting new jobs as well. Gallatin-based SERVPRO just announced an expansion of its corporate headquarters. The fire and water restoration company is investing $6.7 million to expand and add 90 new full time jobs.

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