On August 8th the Hoover City Council denied a request from D.R. Horton to rezone twelve acres off Patton Chapel Road in Hoover, AL for a proposed 40-home active adult community. Builder D.R. Horton wanted the land zoned for the age-restricted subdivision prior to the land being annexed into the city, but council members objected to the plan.
Some council members refused to vote for approval of the rezoning the plan for more home development out of concerns that it would have a negative impact on Hoover schools. They were also concerned about who would enforce the covenants regarding the age restrictions for the active adult community.
Another concern from one of the council members was that the community wouldn’t have enough amenities to cater to the 55+ crowd, citing the proposed community from D.R. Horton would be too small of a neighborhood for seniors. Since rezoning request has been denied, the twelve acres will remain zoned for agriculture, single-family homes, and commercial use in unincorporated Jefferson County.