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Nearly 300 more homes could be on the way in Oakwood
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Members of the Oakwood Planning Commission recommended approval Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, of a 107-townhome development off Flat Creek and heard from another developer about plans for a 187-home complex off Stephens Road. - photo by Jeff Gill

Another 300 homes in Oakwood may add to this year’s housing boom in South Hall.

The Oakwood Planning Commission recommended approval Monday, Sept. 17, of a 107-townhome development off Flat Creek and heard from another developer about plans for a 187-home complex off Stephens Road.

MB Endeavors’ plans for the 107 two-story townhomes on 14 acres, also off Oakwood Road, east of McEver Road, now go before the Oakwood City Council for final approval.

Prices will be in the low to mid- $200,000 range.

“We just want to be part of the growth and have (homes near) the University of North Georgia, Lake Lanier and interstates,” said John Purcell, speaking for MB Endeavors.

The 187-unit project was on Monday night’s agenda, but the commission couldn’t vote because it didn’t have enough voting members after Commissioner Tony Millwood recused himself from the vote.

Still, the commission heard from Southeastern Land Solutions about the project on 33.2 acres off Stephens Road and Waverly Way, west of McEver Road and north of MB Endeavors’ project.

McEver Road is a key north-south traffic artery in West Hall, running from Buford to Gainesville.

Southeastern’s project, Brannon Ridge, calls for 112 single-family detached homes and 75 townhomes. The development, which would feature a pool and clubhouse, would be next to Copper Springs subdivision in Gainesville.

“We feel that this development will be attractive to college students, both younger students and transitional students who may be going back to school to get degrees,” said Eric Johansen, speaking for Southeastern.

Prices for the homes could be in the mid-$300,000 range and the townhomes could run in the low to mid-$200,000 range, he said.

“The workforce will have more housing options, along with the college students and empty nester (residents),” states Southeastern’s rezoning application.

The proposal will come up at a later Oakwood Planning Commission meeting.

Oakwood and Flowery Branch have had a flood of housing requests this year, with many of them getting approved. 

Just this month, Oakwood City Council approved a 128-home subdivision off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 near Plainview Road.

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