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Planning board OK with senior housing facility by Vickery

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Forsyth County’s planning board has recommended approval of an 84-unit senior housing facility in southwest Forsyth.

The application from Vickery Real Estate LLC seeks to rezone about 5 acres from agricultural district, or A1, to office and industrial district, or O&I, with a conditional use permit, for an 84-unit facility.

The site is at the intersection with the Vickery neighborhood and caddy corner from Vickery Creek elementary and middle schools.

The board’s recommendation from Tuesday night moves on the county commission, which has the final say on the matter.

Also during its meeting, the planning board approved the following:

* Oak Hall Companies LLC’s request to rezone about 45 acres from A1 and single-family residential Res-1 to Res-3 on Sawnee Drive. District 4’s Alan Neal was opposed.

The original application asked for a Res-4 zoning for 40 attached residential units and 72 lots, but apartments are not allowed in a Res-3.

* Patten Seed Company’s plan to rezone about 4 acres on McFarland Parkway from A1 to CBD for a contractor’s establishment in proposed buildings totaling 5,400 square feet with eight parking spaces. The matter is part of a private property dispute over access to Herring Parkway.

The board also postponed recommendations on the following:

* A request from The Fields at Keith Bridge LLC to rezone about 54 acres of A1 to commercial business district, or CBD, with a CUP for an outdoor, commercial recreational facility to be used for cricket fields. The plan also calls for a 4,733-square-foot night watchman residence with 229 parking spaces on Keith Bridge Road and Cantrell Circle.

* Taylor Morrison of Georgia’s application to rezone about 26 acres of A1 and CBD to master planned district, or MPD, for 55 residential lots with a density of 2.11 units per acres and 62,000 square feet of commercial buildings with 248 parking spaces on McFarland Parkway.

The vote was 3-2, with District 5’s Robert Hoyt and District 3’s Greg Dolezal opposed.


Note: All votes are 5-0 unless otherwise noted.