White House to weigh Burrus Ridge plan to build nearly 1,000 homes


A national homebuilder is looking to build 959 single-family homes in the White House on land that has been subject to other development proposals in the past.

Burrus Ridge is the name used for the plan on approximately 412 acres, west of White House Heritage High School, on the south side of Highway 76.

The White House Mayor’s and Aldermen’s Council will need to approve the requested rezoning on behalf of Lennar Homes.

Burrus Ridge appeared before the White House planning committee in April, but the plan was delayed until June 13.

A community meeting with development representatives is scheduled for May 9 in the auditorium of City Hall.

“Lennar is committed to being a good neighbor. We want to work with the city on opportunities and solutions that incorporate local community input,” said Randy Mickle, Nashville Division President for Lennar.

The real estate site was once marketed as a future residential community and an 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus until the original developer filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

Walton Global acquired the property and moved forward on a plan for an all-residential townhouse and golf-free townhouse community that had a preliminary master plan approved in 2016, White House officials said.

But the land did not develop and the city reverted to a previous zoning, City Administrator Gerald Herman said.

The impact on traffic has been a point of discussion between White House planning staff and development officials.

The developer will need to update the traffic study to determine the impact on roads as surrounding development occurs, Clark said.

Sewer capacity will also need to be reassessed alongside surrounding development.

The project now lists five construction phases, with the first calling for 165 homes.

It is near The Parks, an ongoing single-family home development on the north side of Highway 76 near White House Heritage High that is approved for over 700 single-family homes.

The White House has more than 5,300 approved residential units — 3,898 single-family and 1,426 multi-family dating back to 2002. Of that total, 976 single-family and multi-family have been completed, Clark said.

The majority of home building approvals are from 2018.

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


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