The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board unanimously approved the proposal Tuesday evening for 100 single-family home lots in the Gaines Mill Road area.
Geosam Capital US, based in Duluth, is looking to build 100 single-family homes rather than 97 townhomes, which were approved in zoning established in 2006, within Heritage Pointe subdivision.
The mostly wooded area, an 85-acre portion of a 200-acre parcel, is located just south of Gaines Mill Road and adjacent to the Rosewood subdivision.
The total number of homes for this phase of the subdivision development would grow to 392, with 1.78 homes per acre, 10,000-square-foot minimum lot size and 25-foot front setbacks.
There would be a minimum size of 1,300 square feet for ranch homes and a minimum of 1,700 square feet for two-story homes, according to the agenda request.
Geosam is asking for a 10-foot reduction in the minimum lot width of 65 feet set during the previous zoning.
The board approved the proposal along with the staff conditions, which said the homes “shall be compatible with the existing single-family homes under construction within the Heritage Pointe subdivision.”
“Any road or access improvements deemed necessary by the Gainesville Public Works Director for the scope of the project shall be the expense of the applicant/developer,” according to the staff recommendations.