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Developer tries again to get townhome complex built in Oakwood
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MB Endeavors is proposing 120 townhomes on this site off Flat Creek Road in Oakwood. - photo by Jeff Gill

A 120-unit townhome complex that could wind up part of a larger mixed-use development goes before Oakwood City Council on Monday, Dec. 10.

Buford-based MB Endeavors is seeking to build the 16-acre complex off Flat Creek and Oakwood roads, with the entrance off Oakwood Road.

Oakwood City Council

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 10

Where: Oakwood City Hall, 4035 Walnut Circle

The townhome proposal was rejected by the Oakwood Planning Commission on Nov. 19 after B.R. White, the city’s community development director, said MB Endeavors was looking to fuse the development with another possible development off McEver Road.

White said the blending might reduce overall density of the project and add single-family homes and some commercial development.

“The layout will change,” White told the planning board.

“So, we really don’t have anything to look at?” asked board member Tony Millwood, referring to a map of the overall development.

“That’s correct,” White said.

MB Endeavors has been trying for a couple of months to get residential housing approved between McEver, Flat Creek and Oakwood roads.

A 12-acre site featuring residential and commercial components off McEver and Flat Creek roads, was rejected in November by Oakwood City Council.

And MB Endeavors had tried Oct. 8 to get a 107-unit townhome project between Flat Creek and Oakwood roads approved. Council voted down that proposal.

Several residents spoke at that meeting opposing the project. Concerns included that it might infringe on the privacy of neighboring residents and increase crime.

One resident spoke about how the development would be another example of “rapid, rampant development” that’s turning the area into “another Gwinnett County.”

A couple of residents also voiced opposition to the 12-acre McEver development, saying they were concerned about the housing density.

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