NEDERLAND, Texas — The City of Nederland approved a new subdivision along North 27th Street on Monday.

Council members unanimously voted to allow a developer to build 21 new homes.

The projected site is along the 1900 block of North 27th Street and contains an eight bedroom, five bathroom house.

Michael McMahon, with AGDM Properties LLC, purchased the property in September 2018 after the home spent years on the market. 

McMahon plans to build a privately-owned, gated community according to Nederland city manager Chris Duque.

"From his communication with the inspections department, they're looking at 2,000 square feet homes," said Duque. "So, they'll probably be multi-story based on the width of the lot."

He adds that AGDM Properties plans to build 21 single-family homes on the roughly 5.5-acre lot.

Here's a look at what this community would look like, stretching from North 27th Street to the LNVA Canal. 

Nederland Pointe Subdivision
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Duque tells 12News the city's biggest obstacle in this process was finding a way to allow bigger vehicles inside.

A culdesac at the end of the development was put in place to allow utility and emergency vehicles to move in and out.

"It was challenging, city council had to approve a variance to two of the lots to facilitate that turn radius, allowing fire trucks to make their turn as well as garbage trucks," Duque said. 

The huge home will be demolished to make room for the new community. 

Duque believes the Nederland Pointe Subdivision helps with the city's growth. 

"Nederland is land-locked, so we don't have a lot of room to grow," Duque said. "But we do have a lot of area that we can still fill and re-develop, I think it's going to be a positive for our community."

Duque told 12News he doesn't plan on McMahon breaking ground until the fall. 

The city will have to approve a final plan to establish a homeowners association when construction is complete.