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Here's how a developer wants to remake 84 acres near North Forsyth school cluster
Plans cause for 238 residential units and 57,000 square feet of commercial buildings
Developer Roberts Properties Inc. wants to reshape 84.5 acres next to the North Forsyth school cluster into a mixture of residential and commercial development. (GoogleMaps)

A major rezoning could bring more than 200 new residential units to the area around North Forsyth High School.

Roberts Properties Inc. of Atlanta recently submitted an application to have 84.5 acres at 3790 Matt Highway (Hwy. 369) rezoned from single-family residential district (Res 3) and agricultural district (A1) to master-planned district (MPD) for a proposed development including 93 single-family detached units, 78 townhomes, 67 apartments and 57,000 square feet of commercial buildings.

The development will abut Forsyth County Schools property, with the land lying just west of the north transportation center and the North Forsyth school cluster, which also includes Coal Mountain Elementary and North Forsyth Middle schools.

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Plans for an 84-acre development with 238 residential units and 57,000 square feet of commercial buildings.
Property where a developer, Roberts Properties Inc., wants to build a mix of residential and commercial near the North Forsyth school cluster. (GoogleMaps)

The application was submitted on Nov. 1 and a preliminary zoning review meeting with county staff on Dec. 4. The applicant will then have a work period through June 2020 before going to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.

The development will include 31 acres of open space, a nature trail, a pocket park, a 1,225-square-foot community room, two tennis courts, a clubhouse and a pool with parking.

Plans also call for five buildings for retail, some of which will have retail downstairs on either loft apartments or a restaurant with a rooftop deck.

A developer wants to put a traffic light at the intersection of Matt Highway and Gravitt Road when it builds an 84-acre development with 238 residential units and 57,000 square feet of commercial buildings. (GoogleMaps)

Zoning variances are being sought to allow up to 32.8%, rather than the normal 30%, of residential units be townhomes or condominiums and to allow 28.2% of total residential units to be apartments instead of 20%.

The transportation center’s driveway will be rerouted to connect to the project.

Plans show two entrances on Matt Highway, a right-in, right-out entrance and an entrance with a proposed traffic light for the current intersection of Gravitt Road and Matt Highway.