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Planners OK assisted living facility at McEver Road
Shallowford Road soccer fields also approved
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Gainesville planning officials gave the green light Tuesday night to an 86-bed assisted-living facility on McEver Road the developer said would add 50 mostly part-time jobs when the project is completed.

The seven-member Planning and Appeals Board unanimously approved the special-use request by Manor Lake Development LLC based in Waleska after no one spoke against the project.

A spokesman for MLD told board members that neighbors in the vicinity of the development, including Free Chapel Worship Center, are in favor of the project.

The one-story facility would share a common driveway with The Fields apartment complex and provide assisted-living to residents whose ages would range from late 70s to 90s, according to the company.

Planning staff recommended the assisted-living facility with five conditions, including that the developer limit capacity to 86 beds and its uses be kept within the office and institutional zoning district, provide a minimum 25-foot wide evergreen vegetated buffer and be responsible for any traffic improvements associated with the development.

 

Soccer fields approved

The board also approved a request from Gainesville Market LLC to operate a commercial outdoor recreational complex featuring four soccer fields on approximately 5 acres on the 600 block of Shallowford Road.

However, planners rejected a proposal to open a Circle K convenience store and pump station on less than an acre property at Thompson Bridge Road and Enota Avenue. The request was made by Montecito Developments LLC.

Planners also denied a request by Brightstone Transitions to establish a group home for young men with social disorders, and office space for staff at a home in the historic district at 446 Green St.

After hearing safety concerns from several opponents, the board also rejected a petition for a helipad by Carriage North LLC at Corporate Drive.   

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