A proposed high-end car storage facility in south Forsyth cleared a hurdle this week.
On Thursday, Forsyth County Commissioners voted 4-0, with the District 2 seat vacant to rezone 16.7 acres of land from agriculture district (A1) to industrial district (M1) and nine acres from A1 to community business district (CBD) for The Stables Motor Condos, a proposed high-end auto storage facility on McFarland Parkway west of the intersection with Union Hill Road.
“Within this zoning, what we are proposing is motor condos, garage condos and private garages,” said Jeff Beal, with developers Destination Development Partners, of the 16-acre tract. “This will be a private area that will be sold as fee simple. There will also be some leasable space that developers will hold onto.”
Beal said the site will feature 150 garages, 16 buildings and a nature trail.
Each garage will be equipped with heating and air, electricity, a full sprinkler system with pull fire alarm, floor drain and a remote-controlled drive-in car door.
Previously, Beal said of the 3,500 registered cars north of Atlanta worth more than $125,000, 1,700 are within five miles of the site, making the area a smart place for the project. The property will be gated and guarded.
The storage rooms will vary in size and have roll-up doors that allow members in the indoor facility to check out and compare other cars. Most of the units will be sold, though some will be for rent.
The first phase is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2019.
The overall project will include a 24,000-square-foot event facility, car wash, commercial properties, coffee shops and restaurants, nature area and an out parcel for a high-end car dealership. Most commercial properties will be auto-focused
The project is also being considered to have a maximum of $38,500,000 in revenue bonds issued by the Forsyth County Development Authority and a tax abatement that would mean the development would not pay taxes its first year, which would rise by 10 percent total taxes until paying 100 percent in the 11th year.
There was disagreement about the project between members of the family selling the property, and a condition of one of Thursday’s zonings stipulates the developer will work in good faith with the family to have access and possible membership to the area.
More information on the project is available at TheStablesMotorCondos.com.