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Final vote cast on 327-home development in Flowery Branch
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The Flowery Branch City Council, with its newly installed members, meets Jan. 6, 2022. - photo by Jeff Gill

Update, Jan. 20: .A proposal for 327 homes on 118 acres off Mulberry Street was given final approval Thursday, Jan. 20, seven months after being rejected by the Flowery Branch City Council.

The project near Phil Niekro Boulevard would feature 187 single-family detached homes in two phases and 140 townhomes in the first phase.

The council voted to rezone six parcels from light industrial to multifamily for the development.

Traffic concerns are being addressed with the new application, Councilman Joe Anglin has said.


Update, Jan. 6: A proposal for 327 homes on 118 acres off Mulberry Street was given first approval Thursday, Jan. 6, seven months after being rejected by the council.

Developer Bill Stark is seeking to rezone six parcels for the development, which would be near Phil Niekro Boulevard. The project would feature 187 single-family detached homes in two phases and 140 townhomes in the first phase.

As with the previous application, the new one seeks to rezone the parcels from light industrial to multifamily.

Traffic concerns are being addressed with the new application, Councilman Joe Anglin said Thursday night.

Also, Stark is meeting requirements of new design standards adopted in December, planning director Rich Atkinson told the council.

Final approval will take place at a later council meeting.


Original story: A proposal for nearly 340 homes off Mulberry Street in Flowery Branch was rejected by the Flowery Branch City Council Thursday, June 3.

The council didn’t discuss its vote, and Councilman Ed Asbridge, who made the motion to deny the project, refused to comment following the meeting.

In earlier meetings, council members expressed concerns about the project, especially density and potential traffic impacts. Mulberry Street connects with Phil Niekro Boulevard not far from Phil Niekro’s intersection with Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 near downtown.

The council gave a shaky initial approval on May 20, with members indicating at the time they might even push off the final vote to a later date to settle lingering concerns.

The project was a vast one — 140 townhomes and 199 single-family detached homes on 118 acres in an area spanning Mulberry Street south of Phil Niekro to Mulberry’s dead end overlooking Interstate 985.

The development would have been built in two phases, with the first phase featuring 140 townhomes and 55 single-family homes on 48 acres. The second phase would have been 144 single-family homes on nearly 70 acres.

The property had been zoned light industrial for an industrial park that never materialized. Developer Bill Stark, who left the meeting right after the vote, was hoping to rezone the property to a multifamily zoning category.