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Farragut to house more people, pets

A walker passes by the future site of Farragut Station subdivision off Campbell Station Road, near Farragut High School.- Preston Flanders/farragutpress
More housing for humans and their four-legged friends are coming to town.

The Farragut Municipal Planning Commission voted 8-0 last week to approve the preliminary plat for Summer Oaks subdivision and the final plat for Unit 2 of Inverness subdivision. Commissioner Tom Rosseel was absent.

The town’s engineering staff recommended postponement of the Summer Oaks plat due to 53 items that needed to be addressed to meet town requirements.

“When there are outstanding ‘subject-tos’ we ask that they come back to (the FMPC),” said Ruth Hawk, community development director for the town.

Hawk said that if the commission wanted to go forward with the development plan the town staff would work with the developer, Southeast Development, Inc., and address the items.

A representative from the development company told the FMPC that only six items on the list might change the physical nature of the subdivision.

The FMPC approved the preliminary plat subject to the 53 items to be addressed to meet town requirements.

The subdivision will front Old Stage Road and Dixon Road and be located behind the Reserve of Farragut and next to Steeple Chase subdivision. It will include 28 lots over almost 19 acres and have access from Old Stage Road.

The design will include open space where there is a high density of oak trees.

The FMPC also voted to accept plans for another phase of Inverness subdivision.

The additional phase will be located on the north side of Turkey Creek Road and contain 13 lots on more than five acres.

Cats and dogs will soon have a luxurious spot to vacation.

The FMPC voted 8-0 to accept the site plan for Dream Katcher Lodge, an upscale kennel that will be located behind Village Veterinary Clinic and Laser Center on Kingston Pike.

The 6,480-square-foot facility will have 38 spaces for dogs and 28 for cats. Dogs will have a TV set and their own furniture in their room and cats will have a four-poster bed in a four-or-five story condo. All the pens will have heated floors.

“Each room will also have its own temperature control,” said Mili Bass, co-owner of the facility.

The kennel will match the existing veterinary clinic architecturally and will include a lot of landscaping and a walking trail.

“We are not just a premiere location for humans, but now a premiere location for cats and dogs,” said Mayor Eddy Ford.

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