A new housing development called Osprey Landing has been proposed for a stretch of land along Airport Road.

"It's a reflection of the economy, which is on an uptick," Community Development Director Ken Gallander told The Log.

Situated between Cedar Street and Kell Aire Drive, Osprey Landing backs up to the Kell-Aire Gardens neighborhood and is slated to be a 20-unit duplex project divided into 10 separate buildings.

An application for the minor Tier I development was submitted to city planners Feb. 24 on behalf of property owner Larry Cannon, and authorized agent Shane Cannon of Ballard-Cannon Development.

Shane told The Log that the units would all be single story, boasting about 1,700-square feet, three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with detached garages.

"All of the maintenance and the landscaping will be taken care off," he said. "We hope to have this development really senior friendly."

The development, which is not limited to seniors, would be located on a 4.16-acre parcel of land and each lot would be 44 foot wide by 200 foot deep.

Osprey Landing is the second housing development recently proposed along Airport Road, joining Destin Oaks a 40-unit townhome complex that would sit at the site of the former Destin Raquet Club at 995 Airport Road.

City leaders unanimously approved the Destin Oaks project during a recent City Council meeting.

Unlike Destin Oaks, since Osprey Landing is not a major subdivision which would dedicate property or roads to a homeowner's association or the city, it's not required to have approval from the city council.

The Osprey Landing project is still early in the development review process.

"We would like to get started in the next 30 days or so," Shane said. "We're just waiting on the review to finish."