The council vote rezoned the property from R-1 to R-3-A. Developers said they have approximately 142 lots on the site which they plan to use to develop into a garden home community. The community will include a swimming pool and a community center.
The garden homes will range in size from 1,800 to 2,200-square feet and will range in price from $190,000 to $230,000, developers told the City Council.
The first phase of the project is expected to start later this year.
In other development action, the City Council approved a request to rezone the property at 1318 Dartmouth Avenue from R-2 Single Family Residential to C-4 Arterial Services for the purpose of building a Family Dollar Store. The property is not far from the Bessemer Recreation Center and sits across from Greater Fourteenth Street Missionary Baptist Church along 14th Street or Highway 150.
*Maps for the developments are available by clicking on the addresses.