The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) voted April 24 to recommend to the board of aldermen to approve a zone change to allow a new subdivision on Highway N.

Gullet Contracting, LLC, wants to build 57 homes on a 22-acre parcel at 2050 Highway N.

Two other new subdivisions also are in the works — a 133-home subdivision on Old Gray Summit Road and a 39-home development off Indian Trail Road — which would bring the total new homes planned for the city to 229.

Gullet asked P&Z to consider an application for a zone change from NU non-urban to R1B, single-family residential, with a minimum lot size of 10,000 square feet.

According to the preliminary plan sketch presented, lot sizes in the new development would range from 10,000 to 20,216 square feet.

The new development also would include 30-foot roads and 10-foot side yard setbacks.

Gullet presented a photo of the style of homes he intends to build, saying it’s not his intention to build starter homes in the development, but rather larger homes with some brick on the front.

“They won’t be cracker boxes,” he said. “The single-story homes will be 1,700 to 1,800 square feet and the two-story homes will be 2,000 to 2,500 square feet. They’ll be a little bit nicer homes.”

Gullet said the goal is to keep property values high.

He also noted that stormwater runoff would be diverted to a detention basin so all water stays on the property. The development also will include sidewalks throughout.

Adjoining property owner Barbara Alt asked commissioners to be aware that her property is located between residential and industrial. She said she does not object to the new development, but wants to make sure that it’s not locking her property out from ever being developed as residential or industrial.

The rezoning application goes before the board of aldermen.