Large residential neighborhood slated south of Carriage Crossing

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A large residential development could soon be built just south of Collierville’s Carriage Crossing. 

The town’s Planning Commission is being asked to rescind the Brooks Estate planned development and approve another residential development on the property. 

The Lockwood planned development will be comprised of 308 single family residences on 94.84 acres, which is an increase of 11 dwellings compared to the 297 set for the Brooks Estate.

A neighborhood meeting was held via Zoom on Jan. 28 and included several comments and questions regarding grading and tree removal, the street connection to Fleming Gardens and the Greenbelt.

Town staff noted that the lot layout, street network and housing products proposed in the Lockwood are substantially different from those of the Brooks.

“The Lockwood has strengthened the architectural standards proposed by the former Brooks Estate, including providing more details, eliminating hook-in style garages, committed to 90 percent of homes having usable size porches with all lots facing open spaces requiring useable porches.

The development will contain approximately 27.2 acres of open space, equating to 29 percent of the site.

Fourteen acres of the property will be useable open space. The property is about 94.8 acres total, located south of Carriage Crossing Market Place.

Approximately 1.3 acres of the site will be dedicated to extending Houston Levee Road south along the west side of the property, leaving a gross residential area of approximately 93.5 acres comprised of residential areas and common open space.

The Development will connect to Houston Levee Road through two points of access surrounding a COS, along with connections to the property to the north and to Fleming Gardens to the east.

Michelle Ye, senior associate with Dalhoff Thomas Design Studio, said that the Lockwood was “created based on traditional neighborhood development principles, consistent with the traditional residential place type, one of the options for developing this emerging residential area as designated in the 2040 plan.”

“A mix of lot sizes are offered to create products for different residential markets and provide pockets of distinguishable building types rather than uniform suburban sprawl,” she said. “The development is envisioned to utilize a mixture of Craftsman, Colonial Revival, English, and Farmhouse architecture.”