Master plan for Countryside Landing. Note the most likely uses for areas A – D will be:
-A = Multi-use / Greenspace
-B = Townhouses
-C = Apartments
-D = Commercial
According to Thom Rutledge, Land Development Project Manager for Shah Development LLC, the final use and layout of these four areas will most likely be market driven.
“We are very excited about the possibility of a business / commercial section located within area “C” with residential living quarters above. This would add the possibility of a work / live environment to this new community as well.”
He said the possibility of an amphitheater to help tie all the residential, business and open space areas together within Countryside Landing has also been mentioned.
By DANIELLE REID, The Patriot
“Rain, rain – go away…” is probably a frequent prayer of those doing construction projects this summer. Among those whose projects have had too many rainy-day delays is the new Countryside Landing Subdivision, proposed by Shah Development LLC partners, Larry Shelor and David Hagan.
Shah Development Project Manager Thom Rutledge remarked, “We are about two months behind schedule because of all the rain. The heat doesn’t affect us. That’s part of the job, but the rain makes excavation difficult.”
Three hundred-plus acres located behind the new Pulaski County Middle School will be the site for 494 residential building units including single family dwellings, town homes, duplexes and apartments. The building project, which broke ground earlier this year will be phased in over a 10- year period.
Rutledge and his crew are currently excavating and developing the site for infrastructure: roads, water and sewer lines and storm water management before beginning Phase 1.
“In Phase 1, we plan to have homes under construction by the end of summer or early fall. We are projecting 47 single family homes with square footage between 2,000 – 2,200 square feet.”
Most homes will be on half-acre lots.
Rutledge praises Shah for their special planning for the subdivision.
“The neat thing Shah decided to do with this planned unit development is to maintain 50 percent of the land as open space. That’s 160 acres to be used for recreation, walking trails, etc., so people can enjoy the scenery and wildlife. We want to be good stewards of the environment.”
Hagan is optimistic about the growth of Pulaski County and the New River Valley and believes additional housing will be needed in the near future.
“With the expansion of Volvo, the county’s location on I-81 and close proximity to I-77, the new middle school, and local colleges, it will draw people to our community – a great place to live.”
Rutledge comments, “The whole company is really excited about our reception here. The Town of Dublin, Town of Pulaski, Pulaski County, the Chamber of Commerce and many others have welcomed us with open arms. They have been wonderful to us and there seems to be a lot of interest in Countryside Landing.”
The Shah partners have spun off 40 different companies in a variety of businesses peppered across the county. Hagan credits his employees for much of their success and comments, “If we do well, everybody does well and the community benefits.”
For more information about Countryside Landing Subdivision, contact Shah Development LLC located in Christiansburg.