Up to 252 multifamily apartments, 33 single-family homes and retail, restaurant and hotel space could be coming to 75 acres on Limestone Parkway in Gainesville. The proposed spot for the development is just north of Beverly Road and about a mile north of the New Holland Marketplace shopping center anchored by Kroger.
The proposed mixed-use development has prompted a filing with the state Department of Community Affairs because of its potential for regional impact.
“This property would have to be annexed and zoned,” Rusty Ligon, Gainesville’s community development director, told The Times in an email. “An application has not yet been submitted to the city. We do anticipate receiving an application.”
Local developer Wendell Starke, speaking on behalf of Limestone Greenway LLC, said it is too early to publicly comment on additional specifics of the proposal.
“The possible Limestone Greenway development is uncertain until it goes through planning and zoning and is approved by Gainesville City Council,” Starke told The Times in an email.
The proposed development — a vacant, wooded property listed at 2065 Limestone Parkway — was listed in a state filing to determine if the project “appears to meet or exceed applicable Developments of Regional Impact thresholds.”
According to the state DCA, “The intent of the DRI review process is improved local, regional and state level communication about new growth in the state. The DRI process is also intended to coordinate, streamline and provide consistency with the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority’s needed review and approval of state and federal expenditures required to create land transportation services and access …”