History & Vision Of Narrow Passage

You’ve wanted this for a while now. The simplicity. The stillness. The space to roam. You seek proximity to what 

is natural, what endures. You know that the right blend of form and function can create something elegant and sublime.    

At The Preserve at Narrow Passage, you’ll find village cottages and luxury homes, custom crafted from 

organic materials, tucked into lots framed by canopies of hardwoods. Thirty-seven of The Preserve’s 59 acres 

are designated conservation spaces, with fields, streams, and pristine wetlands protected from development. 

The homes are steps away from walking trails and a lush greenway that connects to the local parks and 

the Pool, Tennis, and Golf Course offered at nearby River Run Country Club. Bike or walk further along into 

historic downtown Davidson, with its quaint shops and award-winning dining, high-performing schools, 

and all the arts, culture, and sports you’d expect from a town that’s home to a prestigious college. 

It’s time to think about what matters most and where you’d most like to be.  

It’s time to make your move to The Preserve at Narrow Passage.  


NARROW PASSAGE OF 2017

Karl Plattner, builder and developer, bought this 59+/- acres of land from the Mayes family and decided to develop it and turn it into the regions first conservation neighborhood. After many meetings with the Town of Davidson, just a few short years ago, Narrow Passage was approved and the neighborhood was born. The conservation area of this development can never be developed and has a large canopy of trees and wetlands for privacy and walking trails. These trails will provide access to other neighborhoods such a River Run for their amenities and soon the Town of Davidson will be connecting Narrow Passage via the greenway trails to its keystone park called, Fisher Farm, where there are hundreds of acres of biking and walking trails. Three select prominent custom home builders will be the preferred builders and they will assure the houses for sale in Narrow Passage are distinctive and built with the highest of quality. They will be encouraged to use all natural materials, ie; stone, reclaimed wood, cedar, brick, etc. Architectural guidelines will assure each house will add a distinct look to the neighborhood.   Come be a part of this new, exciting and unique property development.


HISTORY OF NARROW PASSAGE

Long, long time ago, East Rocky River Road used to run in a different direction than it does currently. In the Southernmost area of the Narrow Passage development, the East Rocky River Road in those days used to curve up to a very narrow bridge on steep land. The residents of the area, at that time, called the bridge, the Narrow Passage, because it was very narrow and dangerous to cross by horse or horse and buggy and possibly even by foot. It became a good meeting place for the locals and a good directional tool for finding the locals properties. To this day, the bridge abutment still sits on the land and designated with a historical marker.