A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.
Spring Road Group got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board’s OK Tuesday night to annex 10 acres off Spring Road and McEver Road, near Gainesville Exploration Academy, for the adult community.
Fifty units are proposed within a three-story apartment building, and 60 units would be attached two-bedroom units with one-car garages. The complex proposes several amenities, including a swimming pool, tennis court and community house.
Spring Road Group’s request now goes before Gainesville City Council for final consideration. But it basically coasted through the planning board.
“I think it looks like a good project and will improve the area,” board member Jane Fleming said.
The proposal also is supported by city planning staff.
“Given the proposal is for an active adult community, there will be less of an impact on the surrounding properties and the Gainesville City School System than if the property were developed as a traditional multi-family apartment complex,” states a city report.
No one spoke in opposition during a public hearing on the request.
Gainesville Planning Manager Matt Tate said the city did receive a response from the city police department about the proposal.
“They say the proposed annexation could result in a slight increase in calls for service … (which) will soon require additional officers be added to the police department to maintain the type of service the citizens of Gainesville expect,” he said.