Hamblen County developer Phillip Carlyle announced this morning he will move forward with two new residential projects in Morristown and two more – one in Morristown and the other in Dandridge – are hopefuls that are still on the drawing board.
Carlyle says he plans to build approximately 90 apartments on 13 acres off East Morris Boulevard, just east of the FedEx Ship Center. Two commercial lots will front Morris Boulevard. The yet-to-be-named apartments will be constructed in three blocks at the rear of the property.
The apartment complex will have a pool, clubhouse and playground. Carlyle says he plans to begin construction in two to three months.
Carlyle says the other certain development, which will be called Windward Meadows, will be built near the intersection of Fish Hatchery and Thompson Creek roads. The plans call for approximately 13 duplexes and 13 single-family homes. Carlyle says he expects construction to begin in March.
The two prospective developments, which Carlyle characterizes as “serious possibilities,” include a 100-unit multi-family development in East Morristown and a 70-unit apartment complex in Dandridge.
The developer went before the Morristown Regional Planning Commission on Tuesday to get final approval for Bridgewater Point, a 172-lot upscale residential community on Cherokee Lake. Carlyle says he has already commitments for 14 homes, and that the official marketing effort will begin the coming days.
“We get numerous calls a week,” Carlyle said.
The 172 lots are mostly on a peninsula. The property Carlyle owns also includes 14 remaining acres, which will be developed at another time.
Carlyle also was at the planning commission on Tuesday to get approval to modify plans for the second phase of The Grove at West Parke on Central Church Road.
Carlyle decreased the footprint of the units by transforming them from one-and-a-half-story buildings to two-story buildings, which allowed him to increase the number in the second phase to 36 and provide more parking spaces.
For purposes of meeting the city ordinance, the garages the second phase of The Grove at Park West will have count as a parking spaces. What happens about half the time, however, is tenants use the garage for storage, which creates a parking-spot deficit for residents and their visitors.
Carlyle says he’s encountered this snag at the completed Villas West development, and he’s looking to add parking to alleviate the parking shortage.