Forsyth County commissioners have given the go-ahead for a new 11-acre development in south Forsyth.
At a recent meeting, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a sketch plat for a project totaling 11.46 acres on Peachtree Parkway on the west side of the intersection with Laurel Springs Parkway for a retail center. Rezoning the property was not needed.
“This is what we hope is a plain, vanilla sketch plat for a retail center,” said Ethan Underwood, an attorney representing the development. “We’re asking for 81,440 square feet of retail, office and restaurants with 591 parking spaces.”
The new development will go behind and to the west of a SunTrust Bank and BP gas station at the intersection and will use a turn-in between the businesses as an entrance.
Underwood said the development will bring new dining and night-life options to south Forsyth.
“I can’t disclose the names, but our client has approximately seven restaurants that will be at this location, as well as several retailers,” he said.
Underwood was the only speaker at a required public hearing before the final vote.
The project is in the Peachtree Parkway Overlay District, and Underwood said no variances to the overlay will be requested.