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Gainesville homeowners raise concerns over townhomes project
A zoning notice informs of a proposal to build 65 townhomes on almost 22 acres fronting Pearce Way and Smoky Mountain Springs Lane in Gainesville. - photo by Carlos Galarza
A spokesman for homeowners at The Woodlands on Lake Brenau said Wednesday that property owners will regroup after failing this week to slow down a project to build 65 townhomes near them. Ron Cosgrove told The Times that homeowners only learned in the past two weeks of plans by JH Homes Inc. of Buford to build the townhomes on South Enota Drive in northeast Gainesville. After hearing from the developer and homeowners at a meeting Tuesday, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board unanimously recommended approval of rezoning almost 22 acres at the project site from office and institutional to residential to make way for the townhomes. The proposal requires final approval by Gainesville City Council. It is scheduled for a vote Sept. 19.