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Mixed-use development proposal near Chateau Elan including more than 450 homes to go before Town Council
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Housing limits could be placed on a proposed 229-acre, mixed-use development a few miles south of Hall County in Braselton until certain road improvements are made.

More than 200 of 457 proposed homes at Chateau Village couldn’t be mapped out until streets connecting to Old Winder Highway/Ga. 211 and leading to the proposed Braselton Parkway Extension are built.

Chateau Village proposal

What: Proposed rezoning for a mixed-used development across from Chateau Elan

When: 4 p.m. May 10

Where: Braselton Police and Municipal Court Building, 5040 Ga. 53, Braselton

Also, in conditions recommended by town officials, the residential area would be gated and walking trails would provide “provide pedestrian connections” to the Mulberry River.

The project, also calling for a 193,341-square-foot shopping center and a hotel across from Chateau Elan and near Interstate 85, is set to go before the Braselton Mayor and Council on May 10.

In project documents, Halvorsen Development Corp. of Boca Raton, Fla., is listed as the developer, and HECE, a limited liability business based in Naples, Fla., is the applicant. HECE is seeking to rezone the property to planned unit development.

Halvorsen developed Stonebridge Village shopping center off Spout Springs Road and Interstate 985 in Flowery Branch.

HECE’s application with Braselton says that the residential component will be on 183 acres and
will be “a new, attractive opportunity for homes … in close proximity to the commercial and retail development.”

Kolter Homes, which is building homes at Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, is the anticipated builder at Chateau Village, the application states.

The proposed hotel will be similar to a nearby Holiday Inn Express.

The overall project is estimated to be completed in 2022, states a regional impact application that was filed with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

“The development of a high-quality, single-family neighborhood will complement the aesthetics and ambience of surrounding neighborhoods and the Chateau Elan resort,” the application states.

Chateau Elan has been a longtime fixture off Ga. 211 and Interstate 85.

It was sold earlier this year for an undisclosed amount to Wheelock Street Capital, a Connecticut-based real estate investment firm. Wheelock plans to spend $20 million on “a comprehensive renovation and refresh,” according to a press release about the sale.

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