An artist’s rendering of an exterior view of the proposed Gateway Lofts at Chardonnay Drive in Centerville.

Centerville City council approves 2 housing developments

Centerville City Council on Monday night approved plans for two residential communities.

Savannah Place, a $15 million, 44-unit housing development at Yankee Trace, was first presented to council for preliminary approval in March. Monday night, developer Charlie Simms of Charles Simms Development was approved for final plans for the 14-acre plot along Yankee Street.

Simms said if everything goes according to plan, construction could begin this year.

Council also approved preliminary plans for Gateway Lofts, a 396-unit development along Chardonnay Drive off Alex-Bell Road.

Project developers made major revisions to their plans after discovering a large amount of bedrock on the 38.7-acres for the proposed apartment complex.

In June, developer Hallmark Campus Communities had its plans re-approved by planning commission.

Developers for the Gateway lofts will have to submit final development plans to the planning commission and council again in the coming months before any building permits can be submitted.