A 375-home subdivision between Gillsville Highway and Gaines Ferry Road was recommended for approval Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.
The nearly 220-acre subdivision was met July 9 with opposition from several residents, who had concerns ranging from impact on roads to a potential flood of students in the school system.
Board member Kelvin Simmons, who voted against approval, wanted to put off the request to give the applicant, Integrity Development Group LLC, time to “regroup” with residents about the proposal.
“There’s a lot of concerns that people brought here today,” he said. “... That is a lot of houses.”
The proposal, which includes an annexation request and rezoning to planned unit development, now goes to the Gainesville City Council for final consideration.
Townhomes, offices off Green Street OK’d
A nearly 2.5-acre project consisting of 25 townhomes and office space between Green Street and Glenwood Drive was given the planning board’s OK.
S&E Holding is asking to rezone the property, which is also near the Gainesville Civic Center and Gainesville City Park, to residential and office.
Access to the development, which would be known as Parkview on Green Street, would be parking lots behind the H. Lloyd Hill & Associates office building, Willis Investment Counsel office building, Mellow Mushroom restaurant and an existing rear driveway that connects to City Park.
The recommendation now goes to City Council.