Three apartments and possibly two restaurants could come to a mostly vacant area off Thurmon Tanner Parkway at Oakwood Road.
Rosario Ramos de Rodriguez took a first step toward the development with Oakwood City Council’s vote Monday night to rezone a small lot off Nellie Drive, which juts off Oakwood Road near Thurmon Tanner, from single-family residential to neighborhood business.
Two other neighboring properties would be combined with the lot to make up the development, City Manager Stan Brown said.
Surveyor Keith Kilby told the council the plan is for the apartments to face Nellie Drive, which is residential, and the businesses to face Thurmon Tanner.
Plans also call for a driveway connecting the property to Thurmon Tanner.
“That is something we would need to review,” Brown told the council. “Allowing a right-in, right-out (access) would not be unreasonable.”
The development would be the first on Thurmon Tanner between Oakwood Road and Plainview Road since the four-lane road was completed in 2011. Camping World built a back entrance connecting to Thurmon Tanner and added 5 acres of inventory in 2012.
Steak ’n Shake and Captain D’s restaurants were built on Thurmon Tanner between Oakwood Road and Mundy Mill Road.