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216-townhome project recommended for denial in Oakwood. Here’s what’s next
10202020 OAKWOOD

A 216-townhome complex proposed on 47 acres off Oakwood Road, east of McEver Road, was recommended for denial Monday, Oct. 19, by the Oakwood Planning Commission. 

“My thought is this needs to be tabled until we see a better site plan,” Commissioner Tony Millwood said. 

But then, after a motion to recommend approval of the project failed to get a second, Millwood moved to deny the project. “One of the advantages of denying it is you’re going to be pushed to the (Oakwood) City Council,” he said, addressing Joshua Scoggins, lawyer for the project. 

The matter now moves to City Council, which has final say on zoning matters, on Nov. 9. 

The project, featuring 144 three-bedroom units and 72 four-bedroom units, would be at 3940 Oakwood Road and 3950 Oakwood Road, also wrapping around Brock Drive, which juts off Oakwood Road, according to a site plan of the project. 

The development features a clubhouse, multipurpose field, two pocket parks and playground. 

Rochester & Associates, a Gainesville engineering firm, is asking the commission for a site plan approval under a planned residential development zoning category.