A large mixed-use development in Lebanon that includes homes along with commercial and office space could break ground in early 2022 now that additional land has been rezoned.

The development plan for more than 350 acres calls for more than 1,850 homes, which include townhouses, flats, duplexes and single-family homes near South Hartmann Drive and south of Interstate 40, said Casey Werner, director of land development for Suncrest Real Estate & Land.

Around 335,000 square feet of commercial, office and medical office space is part of the development plan.

The first phase is targeted to start in early 2022 with townhomes and single-family homes, Werner said. Rooftops will support the commercial, Werner said.

The entire development includes land off Pinhook Road, Bartons Creek Road and South Hartmann.

The Lebanon City Council approved a preliminary plan earlier this year to build more than 600 single-family homes on about 240 of those acres. The development is named Barton Village. A separate approval process was needed to rezone 124.5 more acres of connecting property to the north.

Barton Village North was the name of the plan most recently approved by the council, which paves the way for the entire land to be developed.

Suncrest considers Barton Village one development even though the two approval processes were needed, Werner said. Suncrest plans for entire Barton Village property under the Specific Plan zoning include:

  • 492 townhome units
  • 704 flats
  • 26 duplex units
  • 632 single-family home lots
  • 77,300 square feet of commercial space
  • 33,300 square feet of office space
  • 225,000 square feet of medical office space.

A specific plan that includes a master plan for the development is also approved, Lebanon Planning Director Paul Corder said.

“Overall it’s moving in the right direction for us,” Corder said about the approval process.

Suncrest anticipates Barton Village to yield around 1,000 jobs when finished. Suncrest projects a $1.6 billion regional economic impact, Werner said.

The developer is responsible for road infrastructure and will contribute money to a city sewer expansion project, Corder said. Sewer capacity is limited in the area now, which Corder said could impact how fast the project initially develop.

Andy Humbles -
The Tennessean