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Oakwood City Council delays vote on 67-townhome project
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Developer Robbie Robison speaks at Monday's Oakwood Planning Commission meeting about a proposed 67-townhome development on Atlanta Highway. - photo by Megan Reed

Update: Action was delayed Monday night on a proposed 67-townhome development in Oakwood.

Oakwood City Council voted to put off deciding on the project until February, at the request of the applicant, AH Development Partners.

The 20-acre property at 3727 Atlanta Highway, near Plainview Road, has been vacant for several years, according to AH Development Partners’ application with the city.

It was rezoned to planned residential development last year for a 128-home development that would have included an adjoining piece of land. Developers are now going to the city with a revised proposal.

The development will have 67 three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom townhomes with a minimum of 1,700 heated square feet and master bedrooms on the main level. 

Developers had asked for the homes to have single-car garages, but the Oakwood Planning Commission advised at its meeting in November that city officials tend to approve similar developments under the condition that the homes have at least two-car garages.


Original story: A 67-townhome development is headed to Oakwood City Council, after the city’s planning commission had a split vote Monday and some debate over garages at the homes.

The 20-acre property at 3727 Atlanta Highway has been vacant for several years, according to AH Development Partners’ application with the city. It was rezoned to planned residential development last year for a 128-home development that would have included an adjoining piece of land. Developers are now going to the city with a revised proposal.

The development will have 67 three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom townhomes with a minimum of 1,700 heated square feet and master bedrooms on the main level. Developers had asked for the homes to have single-car garages, but the planning commission advised Monday that city officials tend to approve similar developments under the condition that the homes have at least two-car garages.

Board members Tony Millwood and Melissa Puckett approved the request, under the conditions that the homes have two-car garages and be set back at least 25 feet from the sidewalk. Board members Roger Roesler and Joreal Mack voted against the request.

“If you put a two-car garage, you’re going to leave a lot of buyers out of the picture (due to price),” Roesler said. “... I’m in favor of two-car garages myself, but there’s not enough lower-income property available or living space in this county. It’s going higher and higher.”

Developer Robbie Robison said he also saw a shortage of affordable housing.

Construction will likely begin in spring 2020 and end in fall 2022, according to the developer’s application. Prices will likely be in the low-$200,000s.

The Oakwood City Council will have the final vote at a later date.

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