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Milton golf club expansion into south Forsyth moves forward
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Forsyth County News

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — The expansion of a Milton neighborhood and exclusive private country club into south Forsyth is one step closer.

Forsyth County commissioners are expected to hear the rezoning application on Feb. 19 that would make 33.63 acres available for 62 additional lots in The Manor Golf & Country Club.

The planning board voted unanimously on Tuesday night to recommend the commission approve the request from WDW LLC.

With approval, a variance would eliminate the requirement for commercial space to be built in the potential master planned district, or MPD.

While the current zoning is for a single-family residential restricted district, or R2R, the all-residential neighborhood was designed to have 12.94 acres of passive open space.

Lots would be about 1.84 units per acre.

Lamar Wakefield of WDW and the current and past presidents of The Manor’s homeowners association said the area’s design targets an older homeowner who wants communal green space with walking paths and benches without having to tend to large personal yards.

If approved by the county commission, the property just west of the western dead end of Rogers Road on Watsons Bend, an Alpharetta mailing address, would fall under the enforcement of The Manor HOA.

Residents would be required to join the association, the country club and a third potential entity formed to commonly maintain the green space.

A brief discussion of zoning the area to a single-family residential district Res-3 was shot down after board members realized that zoning has a lesser green space requirement.

A governmental agreement will be needed to coordinate fire and police services to be assigned to west-neighboring Fulton County, while Forysth County school buses would be required to cross into Milton to reach the community.