Construction on the final 10 homes of a large Center Grove area subdivision should begin soon.
M/I Homes should begin construction on the homes in Hickory Ridge Village at Hickory Stick Crossing this summer. But the county put one stipulation on the process: benches, gazebos and pedestrian signs that were proposed in the late 1990s must finally be built.
Development in the subdivision began in the late 1990s, when part of the master plan included putting in benches, gazebos and pedestrian signs.
The development has had three owners, and M/I homes has been developing the area for about the past three years.
Plans to install the recreation items were not followed through on by previous developers, Johnson County planning engineer Allen Kirk said.
Before the county would approve the construction of the final 10 homes in the Hickory Ridge Village, M/I Homes had to agree to install the promised benches and gazebos, Kirk said.
Hickory Ridge Village will have about 130 homes when construction is complete.
All of the villages that comprise Hickory Stick Crossing will include about 410 homes, Kirk said.