Huge Residential Development Planned in Shelby County

WESTOVER, Ala. - Developer Doug Eddleman says construction could begin within a year on a 6,200-acre residential project off U.S. 280 in Shelby County that could include as many as 19,500 homes over several decades.

The Pine Mountain Preserve development would expand the geographical boundaries of Westover by an estimated 60 percent. Eddleman of Mountain Brook, president of Eddleman Properties, says it will be bigger than Key West, Fla.

Westover, with a population of 1,000, is east of Chelsea. It was formed in 2001. The homes would be built as part of a 30- to 40-year master plan with a town center, public areas and shopping, as well as lakes, walking trails and neighborhoods with easy pedestrian access to all sites.

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