Also during its meeting Tuesday night, the Forsyth County Zoning Board of Appeals granted requests in 5-0 votes for:
• A front yard variance, lot width variance and side yard setback reduction for a lot with a mobile home on Friendship Circle.
• A rear yard variance of 12 feet for a swimming pool and fireplace to be built in the back yard of a home in the Turnberry subdivision.
• A 1–foot exterior yard variance for a home in the Turnberry subdivision. A survey of the property determined the home, which was bought out of foreclosure, was just over the line.
— Alyssa LaRenzie
Another business use may soon be developed on a Buford Highway site once eyed for a Kroger-anchored center.
Tuesday night, the Forsyth County Zoning Board of Appeals voted 5-0 to grant a 15-foot buffer variance request for Vanguard USA.
The variance will allow the developer to build a medical park on the nearly 5.5-acre site where Buford Highway (Hwy. 20) meets Trammel Road.
In 2007, a group of five parcels totaling 22.5 acres was rezoned to commercial for a planned Kroger and other shopping.
Randy Davenport, speaking for Vanguard USA, said Tuesday that the properties were zoned together, but have since been sold separately.
A bank, liquor store and car wash now front the highway, he said.
The proposed medical park property does not touch the highway, but has an access easement.
The variance will allow plants on the site to be relocated into the buffer, as requested by a cosmetic surgeon who wants to move into the park, Davenport said.
The variance will become official provided no appeals are filed with the county commission in the next week.