Mt. Juliet commissioners approve 200-home Cawthon Farms development


Mt. Juliet commissioners have approved a plan to build up to 200 single-family homes on just over 70 acres of land off South Rutland Road.

The vote to approve the plan and rezone the property known as Cawthon Farms has several road improvements attached as conditions that include a realignment of South Rutland Road in front of the development, Mt. Juliet Director of Public Works and Engineering Andy Barlow said.  

Conditions to the development also add turn lanes to the intersection of South Rutland and Providence Trail. 

Mt. Juliet City Hall (Photo: File)

Stop sign analysis for Ellenwood and South Rutland and Providence Trail and South Rutland and traffic signal analysis for Providence Trail were also approved as amendments to the plan.

The property is adjacent to Providence Landing, Baird Farms and Sterling Woods.

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Five acres are reserved for open space, according to plans submitted. Minimum lot size was approved for 6,500 square feet with an average lot size of 8,000 square feet.

The plan has been worked on for several months with multiple revisions and improvements, Commissioner Jennifer Milele said.

Milele supported the development plan “having the same comparable quality standards with surrounding neighborhoods.”

The vote was 3-2 to approve the rezone and preliminary master plan. Commissioners also unanimously approved annexing the Cawthon Farms property into the city limits.

The developer could have also considered proceeding with the development outside the city and leaving Mt. Juliet without associated road improvements, Milele said.

Reach Andy Humbles at [email protected] or 615-726-5939 and on Twitter @ AndyHumbles.

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