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Learn more Feb. 26 about plan for hundreds of apartments in Flowery Branch
Plans call for 520 apartments, commercial outparcels
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The entrance to the first phase of a 62-acre, $31.5 million mixed-use development could be across from Stonebridge Village off Hog Mountain Road in Flowery Branch. - photo by Jeff Gill

A proposed 62-acre, $31.5 million mixed-use Flowery Branch development, featuring 520 apartments, will be the focus of a public information meeting set for Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Gainesville-based Capstone Property Group is proposing the development, which would be off Spout Springs Road and Hog Mountain Road

The apartments would be developed on nearly 55 acres in two phases — 260 in one phase and 260 in the other. The complex would feature a clubhouse and swimming pool, according to city documents.

Some 30 acres already are zoned as part of the site but just outside city limits off Spout Springs to allow 375 apartments, said Jonathan Collins of Capstone.

In adding 25 acres to the project, or property over to Hog Mountain, Capstone has worked to “significantly drop the (housing) density,” Collins said.

Instead of 12.5 units per acre, the development now would have about 9.5 units per acre.

Some 7 acres would be developed as commercial outparcels. Two of the outparcels would be on Hog Mountain and two would be on Spout Springs, Collins said.

Capstone acknowledges the planned widening of Spout Springs Road between Hog Mountain Road and Union Circle. Hall County officials are completing right of way acquisition on the project and hope construction will start later this year.

“We’re going to hold off on the outparcels and apartments that would be accessed off Spout Springs until that (widening) is completed,” Collins said.

The first phase would be built off Hog Mountain Road across from Stonebridge Village shopping center. Stonebridge has another entrance off Spout Springs.

“So, for now, we’re focusing on (developing) the acreage behind the Walgreens (pharmacy),” as well as The Goddard School, Collins said. “We’d start that relatively soon, probably spring or summer.”

The first phase is in Flowery Branch. The second phase is outside the city, so Capstone is hoping to annex that property into the city.

Tuesday’s meeting will take place at Flowery Branch City Hall, 5410 Pine St., as will a second public information session set for 6 p.m. March 5.

A formal public hearing on the project is set for 6 p.m. March 7 before Flowery Branch City Council in City Hall.

Development meeting

What: A developer is set to discuss plans for a 62-acre, multi-use development off Spout Springs and Hog Mountain roads in Flowery Branch.

When: 6 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 5

Where: Flowery Branch City Hall, 5410 Pine St.

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