Update, June 2: Seven detached single-family homes were approved at the corner of Lights Ferry Road and Gainesville Street.
Update, May 19: A final vote was tabled until June 2 on a proposed seven detached single-family homes at the corner of Lights Ferry Road and Gainesville Street.
Update, April 21: A proposed seven detached single-family homes at the corner of Lights Ferry Road and Gainesville Street was given first approval.
A final vote will take place at a later meeting.
Update, March 3: Concerns were raised about a detention pond’s location as part of a proposed development featuring seven detached single-family homes off Lights Ferry Road.
One person spoke during a public hearing about potential issues, including mosquitoes, from the pond, which would sit on the corner of Lights Ferry Road and Gainesville Street.
City officials are recommending approval of the 2-acre project at 5908 Lights Ferry Road with conditions, including that landscaping would surround the pond.
The downtown Flowery Branch area may get some more housing.
Seven detached single-family homes are proposed off Lights Ferry Road at Gainesville Street near the roundabout that leads into downtown.
A public hearing on the project is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the Flowery Branch City Council meeting.
Lights Ferry Partners LLC and Diego Fracasso are seeking to rezone the 2-acre site at 5908 Lights Ferry Road from low-density residential to traditional neighborhood for the development.
City officials recommend approval of the project with conditions.
“A residential use is appropriate for this site and the surrounding area,” according to a staff report. “It will help serve the downtown commercial/retail area.”
The project would add to the housing boom underway in the downtown area.