The Lebanon City Council approved a 1,600-home development at its regular meeting Tuesday.
Goodall Homes will build the 400-acre neighborhood in phases near State Route 109, Highway 70 and Cairo Bend Road. Construction on the first phase of about 300 homes is slated to begin in 2019.
During its journey through the approval process, the development received some opposition from citizens. Those who spoke against it cited traffic concerns, overcrowding and possible flooding issues.
Goodall Homes land manager Wayne Miller addressed the issues and planned road improvements around the development in an email.
“Per the traffic study, we anticipate improvements of Cairo Bend Road, along the frontage of the property, to meet city of Lebanon standards, with additional entrance improvements into the neighborhood. Further recommendations show intersection improvements at Cairo Bend Road and Highway 70, which will also include a traffic signal,” Miller said.
Miller also said the development would be built in 10 to 20 years, depending on market conditions, and nearby residents wouldn’t see an immediate increase in traffic.
Goodall Homes is also the developer of the ongoing Stonebridge development off Leeville Pike in Lebanon.
Democrat reporter Matt Masters contributed to this report.