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The grandson of Eddy Arnold wants to build 56 homes off of Granny White Pike in South Nashville.
Neighbors says it's the wrong plan for their community.
It is an area known for its grand homes and manicured lawns, but people who live along Granny White Pike are now focused on another piece of property.
Once owned by Eddy Arnold, developers, including Arnold's grandson, want to build 56 homes on the property.
"It's a template for sustainable creative development," says developer and grandson Shannon Pollard.
The proposal has plenty of opposition.
Neighbors who are used to large homes on large lots don't want to see a development with homes built on small lots, some just 0.13 of an acre.
"That's one of the problems with this development, it's not consistent with the surrounding community," says attorney Jim Murphy, who represents a group of neighbors.
After several votes in favor of the site plan, the development is now meeting resistance.
"I think it's important that we preserve and protect the existing homes as much as possible," says Metro Councilman Bruce Stanley.
Metro Council's planning and zoning committee voted against the plan despite support from the area's councilman, Carter Todd, who knows many of his neighbor's don't want it.
"The planning commission approved it unanimously. I've looked at this, I think it's smart planning," says Metro Councilman Carter Todd.
Developers say they're building on smaller lots to preserve trees and landscape, just as Eddy Arnold would have wanted.
"I still have a lot of passion for that piece of property, and I'm going to fight for doing what's right there as long as I have to," says Pollard.
Opponents aren't backing down either, and now they also have a vote in their favor.
"Obviously we were pleased with the committee's vote, and hopefully we'll get a good vote tomorrow night," says Murphy.
Opponents have gathered more than 390 signatures on a petition against this development.
Developers believe if they're granted the zoning change Tuesday night, people will like what they build.
Homes would start around $650,000 dollars.
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Monday, July 16 2012, 10:32 PM CDT
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