Seven acres on the east side of Plank Road between Ford Street and Hooper Road could be home to 49 houses by the end of next year.

The Gardens will be a new subdivision of single-family homes feeding off of growth in and around Howell Place and nearby apartments under construction, said Chad Stevens, senior site manager for SJB Group.

Hooper Pointe and Hooper Springs are two senior apartment developments being built to the north by an Idaho-based company.

“There’s kind of a little growth center there and it’s just a piece of property that was ripe for development,” he said, noting there is residential, retail and office development around the property.

Stevens would not name the developer, who will buy the land and build the homes if the subdivision gets approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission, which is scheduled to consider it Nov. 14.

Stevens said construction could begin early next year and be completed by the fourth quarter.

Stevens said the owner will be building on the lots, not selling them for buyers to build on.

Plans for the subdivision indicate Hidden Garden Avenue will bisect the subdivision.