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Planning board OKs phase III of The Summit

The third phase of development at Oak Park and subdivision of a commercial property in downtown Troy are among the projects approved Thursday by the Planning Commission.

The development of The Summit at Oak Park, Phase III, would add 17 new lots to the development.

The 50-foot lots would face Shumard Drive and would allow for slightly larger houses to be built, said Walt Stell, who was representing the developers.

“We know we have to address storm drainage and runoff,” Stell said, explaining that the developers are in the process of creating temporary drainage areas to use while efforts to create a permanent runoff pond are continuing. “There’s a natural low spot for the permanent runoff pond … but we have to work with the owner of that property,” he said.

Stell also said developers are ready to begin construction on Phase II once final city approval is granted, something that could come as soon as Monday.

Stell also represented landowner Joey Jackson, who sought approval for his plans to build seven houses in the Jackson Hill Subdivision located at 3471 and 3475 County Road 2290, known as the Henderson Highway.

Jackson said the houses would be 1,200 to 1,500 square feet and would have concrete driveways. A potential second phase of the project could include up to another 13 houses, but would be considered for development at a later date.

The final plat was approved.

In addition to the residential developments, Stell also presented Tim Fayson’s plans to subdivide his commercial property at 107 and 109 Elm St. and 101 and 103 S. Market St. into five separate parcels.

Known as Trojans Zone LLC Plat 1, the plans would allow Fayson to subdivide the commercial spaces, which once housed a women’s dress shop and other businesses, and either rent or sell them.

“Someone has expressed interested in two of the parcels,” Stell said.

Fayson, who formerly operated the Trojan Zone restaurant in Troy, originally purchased the property with the intent of opening a restaurant in downtown. “I can’t speak to what his plans are with the restaurant,” Stell told the commission.

The plans were approved.

Commissioners also approved a recommendation for the City Council to vacate a portion of a development right of way in the 900 block of Brundidge Boulevard.

Jason Asbury of the Asbury Group said developers want to build a 160-175 gated student housing complex on the old Superior Woodworks property, including apartments and pocket houses. The request to vacate the road will now go before the council.

Commissioner Marcus Paramore abstained from the vote, as he is also member of the Troy City Council.