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Group wants to build 100 single-family homes in Gaines Mill Road area
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A dormant residential development in the Gaines Mill Road area might be finally starting up if the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board approves a major change to the kind of subdivision initially proposed.

Geosam Capital US, based in Duluth, is looking to build 100 single-family homes rather than 97 townhomes, which was approved in zoning established in 2006, within Heritage Pointe subdivision.

Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board

What: Hearing on addition of homes to planned unit development

When: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13

Where: Municipal Courtroom, Gainesville Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway

The mostly wooded area, an 85-acre portion of a 200-acre parcel, is located just south of Gaines Mill Road and adjacent to the Rosewood subdivision.

If approved, the total number of homes for this phase of the subdivision development would grow to 392, with 1.78 homes per acre, 10,000-square-foot minimum lot size and 25-foot front setbacks.

There would be a minimum size of 1,300 square feet for ranch homes and a minimum of 1,700 square feet for two-story homes, according to the agenda request.

Geosam is asking for a 10-foot reduction in the minimum lot width of 65 feet set during the previous zoning.  

The Planning and Appeals Board will hear the request Feb. 13, and Gainesville City Council will have final say on its approval.

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