A long time ago, East Rocky River Road used to run in a different direction.
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.
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.