60-lot subdivision planned for Woolmarket

A new subdivision planned for the Woolmarket community will be one of the first to take advantage of new city water service to be installed along Woolmarket Road.

The City Council this evening will be asked to approve a proposed 60-lot subdivision that will be built on 26.5 acres of land west and south of John Lee Road at Wash Fayard Road.

In the next couple of months, the city will begin the six-month process of installing a new water line along Woolmarket Road, and Jim Holt of Dennis Stieffel and Associates, the firm designing the subdivision, said work on the homes ought to be underway at the same time.

The site, which is currently owned by Sidney Mize Scarborough, will feature lots that actually exceed the 10,000-square-foot size requirement.

“These homes are going to be from $180,000 to $250,000 homes,” Holt said. “The actual square footage of the lots will be at the required 80-foot width, but we’re actually making them deeper than required because the builder, Breland Homes, says they can deliver a much nicer home in that configuration.”

Added Holt: “Right now, we’re getting all of the approvals in place, so when the city cranks up work on the water line, we’ll be ready to go. The builders are chomping at the bit right now.”