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Board OK with subdivision plans
Proposed rezonings sent to commission
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Forsyth County News

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The following matters are also scheduled to go before the Forsyth County commission Oct. 18, after the planning board recommended their approval Tuesday night:

• Proposed changes to the county’s unified development code to clarify the definitions of yard and setback, allow combination of nonconforming lots and exempt encroachments up to 18 inches from the setback.

• Rezoning a nearly 3-acre lot on Dr. Bramblett Road from agricultural to Res-1 with a conditional use permit for a private school for Stoffel du Preez.

• Rezoning about 47 acres from Res-3 to Res-2 for 54 homes on Hopewell Road for FC Properties, and a variance to reduce the exterior setback by 10 feet.

• Rezoning 3.17 acres from neighborhood shopping to highway business for a 10,000-square-foot veterinarian clinic at Hwy. 53 and Crystal Cove Road with four variances for Hopewell Blacksmill.

— Alyssa LaRenzie

Separate rezonings for two proposed developments on Old Atlanta Road received recommendations of approval from Forsyth County’s planning board Tuesday night.

Together, the subdivisions call for 280 homes near the Olde Atlanta Club neighborhood, provided the rezoning requests earn the final approval of the county commission.

The planning board voted 4-1, with member Joe Moses opposed, to approve Ryland’s application to rezone from agricultural to residential, or Res-3, a nearly 142-acre property for 234 homes. The density proposed is 1.65 units per acre.

Currently the Verse Noia Farm, the site on Old Atlanta borders the county’s Chattahoochee Pointe park and the Olde Atlanta Club neighborhood.

Another applicant seeks to rezone a 16.45-acre site across the street and north of the Ryland proposal.

The board voted 5-0 in favor of that Transmitter Road application to rezone from agricultural to Res-4, with 40 lots and a maximum density of 2.5 units per acre.

The applicant revised the original request from 46 lots and a density of 2.74 units per acre.

Staff was not supportive of the application with a Res-4 and recommended and Res-3, but attorney Emory Lipscomb called the subdivision “a modified Res-4” due to conditions that set the minimum lot size at 9,000 square feet.

Neighbors of nearby subdivisions spoke about both applications, expressing concerns about the added traffic congestion and impact on public schools.

The applications are scheduled to go before the county commission Oct. 18.