A mixed-use development plan that includes 346 homes and approximately 30,000 square feet of commercial space near Lebanon High School was approved Tuesday by the city council.

Blue Hickory is the name of the mixed-use development that will be developed by Suncrest. The council approved Blue Hickory unanimously on second reading. Council member Chris Crowell motioned for the approval and Joey Carmack gave a second.

The 44-acre site is approved for 29 single-family homes, 317 townhomes and the commercial space according to Suncrest, marking the latest new development in the growing Nashville suburb.

No commercial users are under contract, “but there is significant interest from all the residential builders and a couple of restaurants and coffee-type shops,” said Suncrest Managing Partner Mike Koch.

Development on the site where South Hartmann intersects with Hickory Ridge Road is expected to begin in the spring of 2024 with new homes available in early 2025, according to Suncrest.

The development will be connected by a network of multipurpose pathways and sidewalks.

Blue Hickory will be the eighth residential community planned by Suncrest in the greater Nashville area, and will be the third in Lebanon joining Woodbridge Glen, located off Hwy 109 and I-40 and Barton Village, on South Hartmann Drive just south of I-40.

Since 2017, Suncrest has acquired more than 2,000 acres of land in Middle Tennessee municipalities.

Andy Humbles -
The Tennessean