Beazer’s Magnolia Farms development is to be built on about 90 acres with around 36 acres of green space. They’ve proposed 160 single family homes, 61 homes with alley lots, and 68 villas. Additionally, Beazer’s proposed a total of 289 units with a clubhouse that includes a fitness center, swimming pool, and a large open space for recreation. Along with the homes, they will realign Hoggett Ford Road to connect both sides so Riverwood would be able to access Central Pike via Brandau Road. Currently, they are planning parking for homes only, along with the clubhouse area. It’s hard to assess from the plans, but it doesn’t look like there will be street parking designed.
On page 8 you’ll see all the stats along with architectural style. These homes will all have garages that face an alley instead of the front street.
On page 9 you’ll see the style will match the Tuscan Gardens community. In general, all homes may be 2 story (I haven’t verified this yet).
On page 10 you can see all the stats along with the elevation examples. The key takeaway from these units is that they will have 2 homes per lot, essentially a duplex.
As of now they are proposing that there will be bikeway/greenway trails connecting to adjacent properties and potential commuter rail stops. Conceptually, they will total 3,450 ft long. Additionally, there will be a clubhouse in the middle of the community. This includes a fitness center and swimming pool separate from the Villages of Riverwood. It’s also adjacent to a large open green space with a pond that is meant to be a park area. I’ve seen plans that include a playground, but in the latest revision I haven’t seen that. So I’m assuming they scratched the playground in lieu of the larger “park” area.
Updated – 6/20/2018
I had a chance to talk to our Council Member, Kevin Rhoten, about rumours and supposed changes made to the Magnolia Farms development. He was very helpful and offered plenty of clarification from the council’s point of view. I also had a chance to speak with Beazer, and everything seems to line up.
First, the rumour that Hoggett Ford Road will have a boundary blocking east/west traffic. The boulevard portion WILL terminate at the clubhouse and act as a gateway to the community, but will not simply end there. It will be connected to the west side through the rerouting of the west road to the end of the boulevard while still providing a right of way to properties currently on the west road. At the clubhouse area, the road WILL continue on as a local road to the west while being connected on the east side.
Second, the rumour that the council is forcing Beazer to make the community a 50/50 split between the Single Family (street garage)/Cottage (alley garage) homes and the age targeted Villas (duplexes). Both Beazer and Kevin have verified that this is not the plan. Kevin assured me that there’s no intention or thought from Metro to even approach this idea. The current plan of 160 Single Family lots, 61 Cottage lots, and 34 (68 units) Villa lots remains the same.
Lastly, the rumour that Beazer is being limited to reduce how many homes they are building. Simply not true, the original plan remains the same.
So to wrap it up, basically everything remains the same. Metro Government, the Council, and locals have not blocked or disrupted what has already been put out. Now, this doesn’t mean things can’t change. Plus, it’s a given that the time frames and prices are definitely subject to change. But to address the rumours I’ve been hearing so far, and the questions people have been asking me, these are the answers I’ve gotten from Beazer and Metro.
I spoke with one of the agents from Beazer last night and they have some basic information on what’s to come after the Cottages start going up. For now, all they can say is that the following Front-Load Single-Family plans are approved: Dover, Madison, Harper, Durham, Ashford, and Oxford. They are anticipating pricing to become available in August 2018, with lots and sales to follow (hopefully soon after). The links below go to examples of the plans from Tuscan Gardens in Mount Juliet. Keep in mind the pricing will not be the same, and no pricing has been announced yet.
They will be starting with 3 floor plans, all of which will be along Hoggett Ford and will be Alley-Load Cottages. Based on their current estimates, they are hoping to get started on more around the September time frame. Here are the three plans they are starting with:
We now have a Final Subdivision Plat map for Phase 1 Section 1. From the looks of it, they will be starting with 34 homes. 20 will be the Alley-Load Cottages (garage is in the alley), and the remaining 14 will be the Front-Load Single Family (garage is on the street). When looking at the plats, lot 40 is a Single Family loaded from the street despite the alley you see behind it. The Cottages will have a lot area of .10-.13 acres with one (lot 46) having .15 acres. While the Single Family homes will be .13-.15 acres with one having .17 acres (lot 47).
My current understanding is that Phase 1 Cottages are set to break ground around June-August, with the hopes to finish by around the Thanksgiving time-frame. Similarly, Single-Family homes are hoping to break ground around October-November, with sales starting around the August-September time-frame. And I want to make a couple things clear. First of all, keep in mind that these dates are not concrete. Furthermore, they are by no means any sort of officially stated times from Beazer or anyone working for/with Beazer. Finally, this is just my current understanding based on the information I’ve collected so far. In June they are having a “VIP Sneak Peek” I’ll be attending, so I’m looking forward to finding out a lot more at that time.