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Two new residential developments proposed in Washington County

David Floyd • Aug 11, 2019 at 8:15 PM

Washington County could eventually have two new residential developments on its property tax rolls.

On Aug. 6, the Washington County Regional Planning Commission gave final plat approval to phase one and preliminary plat approval to phase three of a project called the Daniel’s Ridge Subdivision. Once complete, the subdivision with contain space for a total of 105 residential structures — 81 single-family homes and 24 patio homes.

The development is in the county, but Johnson City will provide water and sewer services to all three phases of the project.

According to county records, the first phase of the project would involve 33 lots that will be accessible from a new public road called Panoramic Vista, which turns off of Cedar Creek Road in Gray.

The new road will also allow access to phase two of the development, which has a preliminary plat of 17 lots. Phase three of the project will contain 31 lots and acreage for 24 patio homes.

The second phase of construction received preliminary plat approval from the county Planning Commission in May.

Ron Gouge with Gouge, Little & Associates, which owns of the property, anticipates the price range for houses in the first phase of development will be $375,000-$500,000. He estimated that houses in the second and third phase of development will cost $300,000-$375,000 and patio homes will cost $240,000-$300,000.

Gouge anticipates the houses in the second phase will be smaller than those in the first phase, possibly serving as starter homes for young families. He said the patio homes will cater to “empty nesters.”

Construction of all the lots should be complete between the end of 2019 and March 2020, Gouge said. The developers anticipate having some homes for sale in phase one of the project by the end of the year.

Johnson City annexation

On Aug. 1, the Johnson City Commission approved on first reading an owner-initiated annexation of 51 acres at the intersection of Boone Station and Highland Church roads, which the applicant has indicated to the city could eventually be home to 94 single-family lots. The property adjoins the city limits.

Sam Brumit, who is listed as the property owner on the application, has also requested that the city rezone the property from A-1, general agriculture, to R-2B, low density residential. Commissioners approved the rezoning on first reading during their Aug. 1 meeting.

Asongayi Venard, the city’s development coordinator, said on Aug. 7 that Johnson City does not yet have a preliminary plat for the project. He said Brumit plans on submitting a plat to the city’s Planning Commission for review after the annexation.

Brumit did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The development would have a projected total population of 216 people, according to city records. If built, city staff estimates that the the new project would bring in a recurring net revenue of $493,427 for Johnson City, which accounts for property taxes, service charges, permits and licenses, and other forms of revenue.

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