Hoover Council approves 109-home development on Caldwell Mill Road

By AMY JONES / Associate Editor

HOOVER — The Hoover City Council approved a local developer’s request to rezone 66 acres near the intersection of Caldwell Mill Road and Jaguar Drive for 109 homes during the council’s March 18 meeting.

Signature Homes’ development plan also includes a site for a potential future elementary school, as well as a community building and pool.

After a Feb. 11 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting that saw a packed house and many citizens speaking out against the rezoning request, the March 18 City Council vote on the request passed without any comment from residents.

Later, during the public comment portion of the meeting, a resident shared his concerns about water runoff in the area during and after construction, including on the site of the potential elementary school.

Council member John Lyda said Signature Homes has a plan to measure any runoff.

The property will be rezoned from A-1, agricultural district, to PRD, planned residential development district. Homes in the development are expected to have an average sale price of $400,000, according to Signature Homes documents.

In other business, the council:

-Set a public hearing for a request from Matt Hagan of Regency Centers to allow a restaurant to be located in the Valleydale Village Shopping Center on Caldwell Mill Road.