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Planning board gives OK for 3 subdivisions
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Also during its meeting Tuesday, Forsyth County’s planning board recommended approval of the following:

* A 296-unit senior assisted living facility on about 36 acres off Bagley Drive and near Mathis Airport and Peachtree parkways. The vote was 3-2, with Jayne Iglesias and Greg Dolezal opposed.

* A request from Q Automotive to rezone about 8 acres on Buford Highway near Densmore Place from single-family residential to commercial business district. The company wants to build an auto sales and service center that would total 52,218 square feet and include 487 parking spaces.


Note: All votes were 5-0 unless otherwise listed.


-- Kelly Whitmire

WEST FORSYTH — Plans for three new subdivisions, two of them numbering hundreds of homes, cleared the Forsyth County planning board Tuesday night.

The panel’s recommendations will head to the county commission, which has the final say, at its Oct. 16 meeting.

All three of the proposed developments are in District 3, which includes much of west and southwest Forsyth.

They include:

* Lennar Georgia’s request to rezone from agricultural and single-family residential restricted district to master planned district nearly 444 acres on Chamblee Gap Road and Brookfield Circle.

The developer plans to build 572 residential lots and 124 attached residential units. Part of the subdivision would fall in commission District 1.

The vote was 4-1 with Greg Dolezal opposed.  

The development will not open until after the widening of Chamblee Gap is finished, which should be around 2017, according to the developer.

* Shiloh Barnett’s request to rezone from agricultural district to single-family residential some 123 acres on Aaron Sosebee Road to build a 308-lot subdivision. The vote was 5-0.

Some nearby residents were concerned that the size of the proposed development could cause traffic issues.

“Over the past several years, neighborhoods have been built on Aaron Sosebee Road which have added hundreds of cars to our rural country road,” said Chuck Bishop, who lives adjacent to the proposed development. “We are asking the planning and zoning board to review all aspects of this development, the current infrastructure is not able to accommodate the growth that we are experiencing.”

* Robert Cone/Land Solution Associates’ request to rezone from agricultural district to single-family residential 16 acres on Post Road for a 38-lot subdivision. It passed 5-0.