Bellaire City Council heard from Lovett Homes on their plans for a new subdivision during a public hearing held last night.
5177 Builders, Ltd. (dba Lovett Homes) has submitted an application and request to build a planned development called Alder Park at 5711 Bissonnet St.
The proposed subdivision would be built on a 1.68 acre parcel of property between Bissonnet Street and Whitehaven Street and would house 13 single families. The property is in an R-M.3 mixed use district.
The Planning and Zoning Commission approved unanimously the request for the planned development during its June 8 meeting. The commission has recommended to council to approve the request.
Richard Warren of Lovett Homes gave a presentation on the proposed subdivision and said that they plan on building 13 custom built homes with a French, European flair.
Warren said they expect to sell the homes for $600,000 to $700,000.
The homes will be two-stories and there will be 8 feet between units, he said. They will also have a two-door garage with additional parking in the driveway and on the street.
Some of the homes abut to a commercial line, but Lovett Homes plans on putting up an 8 foot fence as a buffer as well as trees, Warren said.
Lovett Homes has plans to put in a new street called Alder Circle for the subdivision. The street will dead end with a turnaround for emergency and service vehicle access.
The proposed subdivision will also have on-site detention provided through two underground storage tanks on the west side of the development. Lovett Homes does not have any plans to build any structures on the surface area.
Wastewater and water utilities for the subdivision will be provided by the city of Houston.
Warren said the subdivision will have a homeowners association and will be managed by a third party property management company. He said Lovett Homes has done this with other properties and it has worked out well.
Bellaire residents have until July 29 to submit written comments to council.
Council will deliberate on the application for the proposed subdivision on Aug. 2 in the council chambers, 7008 S. Rice Ave.