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New housing planned for this old section of Flowery Branch
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This rendering shows the concept for homes being proposed along Mitchell Street in Flowery Branch. (Courtesy Tim Bassett)

An aging part of Flowery Branch is about to get a major makeover.

Local builder Tim Bassett is planning soon to start building 13 homes in the $390,000 and higher price range on Mitchell Street southwest of the roundabout on Lights Ferry Road.

The homes, with four and five bedrooms and sizes of 2,800 to 3,000 square feet, will line the right side of Mitchell running from Tanner Street toward City Park off Lake Lanier.

“We’re trying to go in there and tear down old trailers and houses, and put in row houses on narrow, long lots,” Bassett said Wednesday, July 10.

The homes will be in the same craftsman style of homes recently built on a section of Gainesville Street running parallel to Mitchell, also west of Lights Ferry.

“They’ll sit closer to the road with large front porches … just that kind of old town feel,” Bassett said.

Also, sidewalks are planned along the stretch.

Bassett has seven lots up for sale and “we’re going to release the next six in the next couple of months.”

He said he believes Flowery Branch has growing appeal to homeowners with its location to Lake Lanier and development plans, including Atlanta-based The Residential Group’s plans to put up a new retail/residential building on Main Street and apartments and retail outparcels on Phil Niekro Boulevard.

“Everything coming this way should be very appealing,” he said.

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A Flowery Branch builder is looking to build 13 large homes along Mitchell Street southwest of the roundabout on Lights Ferry Road. - photo by Jeff Gill
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