By Andrew Edwards
The land located just north of Hight Pointe shopping center by Old Farm Lane and Rocky Mountain Road has been a point of interest in the Prattville community for several years now.
Initially, in 2019, MVAH Partners attempted to build apartments in the area – as it was deemed an opportunity zone at that time. The area was rezoned for the apartments, and was approved the city council. However, MVAH failed to receive the necessary funding from investors and subsequently pulled out of the project.
At the Thursday Zoning and Planning meeting, a necessary step took place for the start of a possible new project.
Flowers and White Engineering presented their Thrash Property Sketch Plan, which laid out a potential 55+ senior living home in the area. The sketch plan called for a 67-lot residential development to take place, split into several subdivisions.
Each home will be approximately 2000 sq ft with the option of a bonus room – which would increase the footage to 2400 sq ft.
They will also be one story high, have a handicap bathroom, zero entry showers, double garages, and an 18-ft-wide driveway.
The homeowner’s association will also take care of all ground maintenance.
Jim Matthew’s, owner of the Matthew’s development company and partner with the project, said that the homes would be beneficial to the community.
“There’s not really anything like this in the Prattville community. Obviously, if a younger couple with a family wants to buy a home here, then we won’t discriminate against them. But, we’re certainly trying to eliminate school traffic around the adjacent roadways,” Matthews said.
Ultimately, the sketch plan passed, and will go before the city council and voted upon in April.
“The city council still has to the review the plan, which can take several weeks, before they actually vote on the plan at hand,” said Prattville City Planner, Scott Stephens. “We’re excited about the prospect for something like this to come to the community.”