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Senior home, residential subdivision on planning boards agenda
Senior home would be behind Kroger at New Holland
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Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board meeting

What: Consideration of zoning amendment for senior living development and residential subdivision

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Municipal courtroom of the Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway

A senior assisted-living facility proposed for the New Holland Market in Gainesville and access to an undeveloped residential subdivision off Goetz Circle will be considered by the city Planning and Appeals Board when it meets Tuesday.

Initial plans for the senior home, to be called Heartis Gainesville, call for a one- or two-story building between 85,000 and 140,000 square feet that would house between 112 and 180 residents in a maximum of 150 units.

On-site services could include nursing care, a dining room, activity rooms, beauty shop, laundry, common areas and outdoor walking paths.

Game and activity rooms, religious services, medication supervision and memory care services are also planned.

Access to the senior home would come from a driveway behind the Kroger at New Holland that connects to the New Haven Congregational Holiness Church.

Caddis Acquisition Partners, LLC, is asking the planning board to amend the existing Planned Unit Development zoning on a 9.5-acre tract so that the senior home can be developed.

According to city staff reports, no traffic study is necessary because the senior home would result in a decrease in density from previously approved uses of the land, including for commercial, multifamily and office space development.

Meanwhile, the planning board will consider whether to support a new proposed access road for an undeveloped 16-lot subdivision off Goetz Circle in the White Sulphur Road area.

The subdivision was given the go ahead in 2010, but has yet to come to fruition.

Part of the hold-up stems from the realization that an initial access point from Ramsey Road is not actually feasible due to sloping terrain and an existing stream.

Access is now proposed from Goetz Circle, and applicant Jordan and Jordan is requesting the city annex an additional 0.89 acres to make this happen.

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