Pelham sets hearing for proposed garden homes

A developer is looking to have a piece of property off Alabama 261 rezoned from agricultural to garden home district. (Contributed)

A developer is looking to have a piece of property off Alabama 261 rezoned from agricultural to garden home district. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Pelham residents will have a chance to voice their opinions on a garden home development proposed for the northern part of the city during a Nov. 14 public hearing.

The Pelham Planning Commission hearing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 in the City Council chambers at Pelham City Hall, and will be open to the public.

During the hearing a developer will lay out his plans to construct a garden home community at 3442 Indian Lake Drive, which is off Alabama 261 near Pelham’s northern border.

According to Planning Commission documents, Regions Bank, which is acting as a trustee for the Lois Huckaby Real Estate Trust, is requesting the city rezone the about 14.3-acre property from agricultural district to residential garden home district.

On Oct. 17, Planning Commission secretary Cathy Sweeney said she had few details on the proposed development, and said the developer will provide more information during the public hearing.

“All I know is they brought a request to us to go from agricultural to garden home,” Sweeney said. “I’m not sure how many garden homes they’re looking to build out there.”