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Rezonings, variances top board's meeting
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Forsyth County News


Forsyth County commissioners approved some rezonings, variances and condition amendments during a meeting Thursday.

The votes, which were all 5-0, included the following:

• Rezoning about 44 acres at McGinnis Ferry and Boyd roads in south Forsyth from agricultural to Residential-4.
The decision will allow for a single family residential neighborhood. A zoning condition sets a maximum home density of 2.29 units per acre.

Commissioners also granted a variance to applicant Carson Developments that will permit three-car garages by reducing the required space between structures.

• Variances to eliminate the required stream buffers and impervious surface setbacks for three adjacent north Forsyth properties owned by Gracemont Holdings & Investments.

The site-plan specific measures allow for an all-weather walking path around a lake for the residents of the assisted living center off Jot Em Down Road.

The path will be made in compliance with the American Disabilities Act, which requires a material that led to the variance.

The variance eliminating setback requirements from the lake will accommodate a portion of a concrete deck at the dining hall. A storm water management plan has been put in place.

• M&N Properties’ request to rezone about 3 acres on Kelly Mill Road from agricultural to office residential.

Commissioners also approved a conditional use permit for a daycare center and variances for setbacks, parking requirements and maximum building size.

The applicant worked with neighbors to reach acceptable conditions for operating hours, building materials and aesthetic requirements following concerns voiced at a previous public meeting.