Oak Highlands Homeowners Association
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Millwoods Common - 2020 Proposal

For decades developers have been wanting to build on the property on Blue Hole Road, across the street from Honey Brook, and adjacent to Oak Highlands. Our community, along with former Council Members Sam Coleman and Fabian Bedne, were able to negotiate and retain a Planned Urban Development (PUD) overlay that kept the zoning on that remaining section of the PUD to 116 single family homes. One of the reasons the PUD was put into place was to ensure that remaining section would remain zoned for single-family homes. September 25, 2020, the HOA was notified that yet another builder has new plans.

Sutton Properties LLC, presented plans from Lose Designs, via Council Member Rutherford to the HOA on September 25, 2020, which included multi-family townhouses. Below are the original plans presented.

(Original Plan - September 25, 2020)

The HOA advised Council Member Rutherford that Oak Highlands/Deer Valley HOA is extremely opposed to any multi-family development on the lot adjacent to Oak Highlands, and across from Honey Brook. That parcel is zoned for single-family homes. We are confident that Oak Highlands/Deer Valley & Honey Brook will fight to keep it that way.

It was also noted this plan has no green space buffer zone between Oak Highlands and this proposed development.

The 2 things absolutely necessary to avoid a legal battle: single family homes & a buffer zone between the new development and Oak Highlands.

November 2, 2020, a revised plan was received, which does not include multi-family homes. But this revised plan is still a higher density than is currently allowed in the PUD zoning. The developer noted that they based their density on the Oak Highlands density per acre. See the revised plans and notes below.

(Revised Plan - November 2, 2020. *Click on pictures below to view larger images*)

November 12, 2020, we were advised by a community member that they had received a notice in the mail that the developer had filed for a cancellation of a portion of the PUD.

Application Submittal


MPC Agenda Date


Administrative Approval

Case #


Ordinance #

Previous Ordinance #'s


Associated Case #


Associated Bond #


Logan Elliott

Application Name


Application Type

Planned Unit Development (Cancel)

Application Scope

A request to cancel a portion of a Planned Unit Development located at 5439 Blue Hole Road and Bell Road (unnumbered), approximately 560 feet north of W Oak Highland Drive (54.81 acres), zoned R15, R20, and RS7.5, requested by Lose Design, applicant; Richland South, LLC, owner. (See associated case #2007SP-037-002).

Scanned Application

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Scanned Plans

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Property Address / Location

5439 BLUE HOLE RD 37013


Lose Design Josh Gulick 615-242-0040 jgulick@lose.design

Property Owner


31 (John Rutherford)

School Board Member

02 (Rachel Anne Elrod)



The PUD Application form out on the nashville.gov Development Tracker website only has the first three pages of an 8 page document, so it appears to be missing some information.

Council Member Rutherford indicated they will host a remote community meeting at some point soon, but it is not set up as of yet. He did state that this developer has been through a number of plans for that sight and went from very dense town-homes to single family homes that roughly matches the density of Oak Highlands. The developer is currently considering remedies for the concerns expressed, so input is critical.

We encourage feedback from the community to let us know your thoughts and concerns so we may have a unified voice. Homeowners are encouraged to:

1. Post your opinions below

2. email Council Member John Rutherford, the Planning Commission

3. Attend all meetings, which will be announced as soon as the information is available.

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