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Senior living development proposed in southwest Forsyth

Other action

Also during its work session Tuesday, Forsyth County’s planning board discussed:

* A request from Taylor Morrison of Georgia LLC to rezone 26 acres of agricultural district, or A1, and commercial business district, or CBD, to master planned district, or MPD, for 55 residential lots with a density of 2.11 units per acre and commercial buildings totaling 62,000 square feet with 248 parking spaces.

Concerns focused on the separate grouping of residential and commercial and whether the property, located across the street from DeSana Middle School, fits the purpose of an MPD

* An application by Lennar Georgia Inc. to rezone about 82 acres off Post Road in west Forsyth from A1 and single family residential restricted R2R district to single family residential Res-3 district for 150 lots with a density of 1.84 units per acre.

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Developers have submitted plans for a proposed rezoning that would bring a 28-acre senior living housing development with a range of residential units to southwest Forsyth.

Forsyth Senior Living LLC submitted the application to Forsyth County’s planning board for the property across the street from Traditions, a massive mixed-use subdivision under construction at Mars Hills Road and Atlanta Highway.

As proposed, the senior development would have 15 residential lots, 32 duplex units, 14 attached residential units and 182 multi-family units. The buildings would total 173,389 square feet, with 182 parking spaces, and a total density of 8.73 units per acre.

The applicant is requesting a handful of variances to the urban village zoning and conditional use permit it seeks. The property is currently zoned as agricultural district, restricted industrial district and single family residential R1 district.

Jayne Iglesias, planning representative for District 2 in south Forsyth — the seat for District 3, where the property falls, is vacant — contended the variances are needed to create the various products the applicant wants.

However, there was discussion during a work session Tuesday on how to condition the variances to this project or site plan so potential future property owners would not be allowed to create something different with the same variances.

The planning board is set to make a recommendation on the zoning request after a public hearing Jan. 26.

The county commission, which has the final say in planning and zoning matters, likely will consider the matter Feb. 18.