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58-townhome development approved in Oakwood
Oakwood townhomes
MB Endeavors LLC of Buford plans to build a 58-unit townhome complex between McEver and Flat Creek roads in Oakwood. - photo by Jeff Gill

A 58-unit townhome complex between McEver and Flat Creek roads in Oakwood was approved by the Oakwood City Council on Monday, July 9.

The 7-acre complex at 3950 Oakwood Road would be made up mostly of three-bedroom units but also feature one- and two-bedroom units, with units having a minimum size of 1,600 square feet, according to plans submitted by MB Endeavors LLC of Buford.

“We’re excited about being part of the growth here in the city,” applicant John Purcell of Jefferson told the council. “We like the way the growth is going.

“We want a nice, quality dwelling, and we’re trying to appeal to different varieties of owners, from college students to single-family homeowners — some empty nesters and some with children.”

The area around the planned development is now largely rural, with open fields and scattered homes.

In applying for a rezoning change of the property from agricultural to planned residential development, MB Endeavors said the development shouldn’t negatively affect surrounding properties.

“It’s a good fit for the area,” the application states. “This will provide the city with nice homes.”

Oakwood and Flowery Branch are both going through a residential boom of late.

Tracts of land are being cleared off McEver Road in both South Hall cities for developments.

And more homes are planned.

In April, Flowery Branch City Council approved 325 single-family detached homes on 109 acres, known informally as the Conner property.

The site would be bounded by McEver Road, Gainesville Street and Lights Ferry Road, not far from the city’s downtown, with entrances off McEver Road and Gainesville Street at Chattahoochee Street.