Martinsville, developer reach agreement on sanitary sewer for housing project

Belinda Arcitec
Hanna Farms has agreed to sell 85 acres of farmland to be developed into more than 250 homes off Artesian Avenue in Martinsville.

MARTINSVILLE — The city of Martinsville and a housing developer have reached an agreement concerning the extension of sanitary sewer lines into a future residential development known as Hanna Farms in the city’s south end.

The Martinsville Board of Public Works & Safety approved an agreement Monday with Forestar Real Estate Group, a Texas-based residential lot development company, that would have both parties split the cost of pumping out waste from manholes and sewer pipes in the new subdivision in the event that “a shortage of parts or materials necessary” leads to delays in the extension of the sewer lines.

Local news: Extreme heat expected in Morgan County in coming days. Here’s some tips to stay safe.

Forestar is looking to develop around 280 homes on 85 acres of farmland east of Artesian Avenue in the city’s south end. The city has already agreed to provide sanitary sewer service to the property.

Next Post

Opera House gets green light from Council, but must compromise on size

Photo by city of Austin Tuesday, June 14, 2022 by Kali Bramble Months of negotiations with neighbors finally paid off for the team seeking to reopen the Austin Opera House, with City Council voting unanimously last Thursday to approve the necessary zoning changes. The vote clears the path for applicant […]