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Housing project proposed next to Flowery Branch High School will be discussed at this meeting
Hog Mountain Road sign

Another apartment complex has been proposed off Hog Mountain Road in Flowery Branch.

Woodfield Development is looking to build 334 apartments at 4496 Hog Mountain Road, next to Flowery Branch High School. 

The project, which is scheduled for a public discussion at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Flowery Branch City Hall, comes just months after a 520-unit apartment complex off Hog Mountain and Spout Springs roads was rejected by the Flowery Branch City Council.

The meeting is “a chance for interested parties to meet representatives of Woodfield to discuss the proposed project,” according to the city.

Woodfield is proposing several amenities in the apartment complex, including a clubhouse with business center, lounge and event kitchen, swimming pool, outdoor dining area, walking trails, and a tennis court or basketball court, according to city documents.

Also proposed is 20,000 square feet of commercial space facing Hog Mountain Road, including 10,000 square feet for a restaurant.

The 32.6-acre project expects to build out by November 2022.

The proposal is “the most appropriate use of the site,” said Kenneth J. Wood, engineer on the project, in a letter to the city.

“In addition to maintaining the intent of the character area, it provides new multi-family housing that is consistent with existing context and is located near a major thoroughfare. Additionally, the new housing will be located close to existing and proposed retail and commercial businesses—many of which would be within walking distance of the site.”

The proposal is set to go before the Flowery Branch City Council on Aug. 15.

The 520-unit proposal, which also included a commercial component, was quickly shot down when it came before the council in May.

Councilman Joe Anglin said he was concerned the city’s infrastructure, particularly Spout Springs Road leading to Interstate 985, couldn’t handle the number of cars flowing from the project.

Traffic improvements are on the way, including a widening of Spout Springs and I-985, but if the council approved the project, “we would create a traffic situation before we ever dealt with the (infrastructure),” Anglin said.

Public meeting

What: Discussion about proposed 334-unit apartment complex at 4496 Hog Mountain Road

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7

Where: Flowery Branch City Hall, 5410 W. Pine St.