ExploreDeveloper wants to build ranch-style homes in Clayton

The contractor plans to build between 108 and 132 standard homes on 15 acres of 25.9 acres of vacant land on Hoke Road south of National Road in a two-year construction process. Although the developer has years of experience managing tenants, this will be their first apartment complex as they typically build condominiums and homes.

Developer Brian Jimenez said Grand Traditions is good for Clayton’s people as there are no single story homes and those approaching retirement age who don’t want a new mortgage loan.

“You have a population here that is looking for a change in multi-story houses. They want to downsize, they are looking for single story living and … less maintenance, ”he said. “These people don’t have this housing stock here in Clayton, and in general what they’re going to do is go to other communities.”

Jimenez said the apartments are geared towards empty nests but are not exclusive to that community. The apartments would be one to three bedrooms with an attached garage on the side of the house tucked away from the street. Rent for the units starts at $ 1,000 and the cap is $ 1,600.

The final development plans list the results of several studies carried out with the help of the city.

“The final development plan must fully address rainwater runoff, landscaping, architecture, utility company erosion control and other things,” said Seth Dorman, town planner and zone administrator. The city also needs a traffic study to assess the impact of the development on traffic flow in the area and to suggest improvements.

Once the required studies have been completed, Grand Traditions will present them to the planning commission in a public hearing. Depending on the studies, Grand Traditions hopes to start construction this year.