As you drive around, you may notice new projects springing up throughout the Village. 2022 was an active year for development activity.
One of the Village’s largest new projects is RiverCreek, located on the south side of Corkscrew Road east of I-75 between Wildcat Run to the west and The Preserve on the east. This project is approved as a single-family residential subdivision on 400 acres with 554 homes at buildout. Construction is now underway on the first and second phases, including the clubhouse amenity area and 354 homes.
One of the conditions for the development’s approval was a donation of $750,00 to the Village for purchasing environmentally sensitive land elsewhere. That money was used to purchase the River Oaks property at the east end of Broadway Avenue. The Village plans to use that property for ecological purposes and public enjoyment.
Along Corkscrew Road east of the Lowe’s plaza, a property is being developed for a mixed use project of 300 multifamily units and commercial uses. Several businesses are now open or will be open soon, including Chicken Salad Chick, Sherwin Williams, Dunkin Donuts, a chiropractor and dental offices. Other restaurants to come include Oak & Stone and a Mexican restaurant.
A WaWa convenience store and gas station is coming to the Lowe’s shopping plaza on Corkscrew Road at the former Ruby Tuesday restaurant site. This project was approved by the Village’s Planning Zoning and Design Board (PZDB) with additional architectural detail and landscaping.
Village Council recently approved the final phase of Genova for attached, single-family villa homes at Via Coconut Point and Corkscrew Road.
Across Via Coconut Point from Genova, a mixed use project for 300 multifamily units and a commercial “Main Street” area was approved by the Village Council, including a one-acre park site on Corkscrew Road.
A new car wash recently opened on U.S. 41 north of Aldi and the Tyson Eye building. The architecture was enhanced, and the beautiful oak trees were preserved on the site. The PZDB is now reviewing a mixed use commercial and multifamily project planned for 35 acres on the east side of U.S. 41 and north of Broadway.
Building permit activity for 2022 was fast-paced. Single-family residential permits nearly doubled, with most of the new homes in RiverCreek. New commercial construction outpaced 2021. Multiple family dwelling units totaled 246 for the year. The total number of permits issued for 2022 was 4,701, with a construction value of $242 million.
The Village Council and its Planning Zoning and Design Board actively work to ensure that development projects meet the Village’s standards for quality architecture and landscaping, among many other items, and that they provide public or civic spaces and amenities where possible.