Update: A three-story self-storage business proposed off Falcon Parkway/Ga. 13 near Interstate 985’s rapidly growing Exit 14 got initial approval.
A final vote will be taken later.
Update, Nov. 17: A vote on a proposed three-story self-storage business off Falcon Parkway/Ga. 13 was postponed to Dec. 1 by the Flowery Branch City Council.
Update, Oct. 20: With no public opposition at a Thursday public hearing, a proposed three-story self-storage business off Falcon Parkway/Ga. 13 near Interstate 985’s Exit 14 is set for a Nov. 17 vote.
Original story: A three-story self-storage business is proposed off Falcon Parkway/Ga. 13 near Interstate 985’s rapidly growing Exit 14.
BLT Martin Road LLC is seeking to build the 120,000-square-foot facility at 4153 Falcon Parkway behind Memorial Park Funeral Home and across from Zion Hill Baptist Church.
The 4-acre site is also north of H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway/Martin Road and off a new road planned between Falcon Parkway and Overbrook Drive.
BLT is seeking a conditional use permit, as the property was rezoned in 2020 to highway business with plans for a “small retail development.”
“Since then, our belief that the most highest and best use for the parcel” is a self-storage facility, BLT said in an Oct. 4 letter to Flowery Branch.
That’s due to several factors, including the completion of a 312-unit apartment complex, Advenir at Flowery Branch, and planned 263-unit expansion off Overbrook Drive.
“Further, in the time since the original rezoning, the site has been marketed heavily for a retail user without any success,” according to BLT.
However, other retail is planned in the area, which is on the Flowery Branch-Oakwood border, including a Wendy’s restaurant, Christian Brothers Automotive car care center and a convenience store.
Two other retail tracts are available in the area, Dan Schultz, Oakwood’s city planner, has said.
BLT’s request is set to go before Flowery Branch City Council in a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.
Flowery Branch City Council
What: Public hearing on a proposed self-storage facility off Falcon Parkway
When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20
Where: Flowery Branch City Hall, 5410 W. Pine St.