Plans are advancing for the building of a new subdivision that will go up on the north side of Roswell on a site lined with pecan trees.
What is being called the Aspen Estates is being developed by the Roswell-based real estate investment company JMCG, with the help of Smith Engineering, which also has offices in the city.
Members of the Roswell Planning and Zoning Commission have now approved both the preliminary and final plat for the project located at N. Aspen Avenue and W. 27th Street.
That site for years was officially called One McKay Place, a 10.5-acre estate fronted by a brick wall and iron gates opening to a distant mansion with 9 bathrooms, an indoor pool, and two wet bars.
Despite the grandeur of that mansion, the site has perhaps always been most famous for the rows of large pecan trees on the north and south sides of the property.
As approved by the commission, the site will be subdivided into half a dozen smaller lots measuring in size between 1.5 and 2 acres.
Those smaller lots, according to a city documents, are in keeping with the size and shape of surrounding residential lots.
Approved by the Roswell-Chaves County Extraterritorial Zoning Commission, the changed plat proposal must now also go before both the Roswell City Council as well as the Chaves County Board of Commissioners.
In papers submitted to the zoning commission, it was noted that the dozens of pecan trees making up the former McKay estate would remain intact for the new subdivision project.
By Garry Boulard
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