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These 3 developments are going before Flowery Branch council Thursday
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A developer is proposing a 72-townhome complex on Cantrell Road between Thurmon Tanner Parkway and Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13.

A project calling for 520 apartments off Spout Springs heads the list of several developments going before the Flowery Branch City Council on Thursday, May 2.

Here’s a look at what’s being proposed.

Multi-use development would be built in 2 phases

A 62-acre, $31.5 million multi-use development, including 520 apartments, is set for a formal public hearing and first reading Thursday, May 2, by the Flowery Branch City Council.

The meeting is the first step by Gainesville-based Capstone Property Group toward building the two-phase Capstone at Blossom Creek off Spout Springs and Hog Mountain roads.

Capstone is seeking to annex five tracts and rezone them to highway business and multifamily residential, and rezone a tract now in the city limits to highway business and multifamily residential.

The apartment complex would feature a clubhouse and swimming pool, according to city documents. Overall, some 7 acres would be developed as commercial outparcels. Two of the outparcels would be on Hog Mountain and two would be on Spout Springs.

Because of the widening of Spout Springs, possibly starting later this year, the first phase would be built off Hog Mountain Road across from Stonebridge Village shopping center.

The second phase would come later, possibly in fall 2023, and involve commercial outparcels and apartments that would be accessed off Spout Springs.

Proposal calls 72 townhomes near industrial area

A 72-townhome complex is proposed off Cantrell Road, between Thurmon Tanner Parkway and Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Flowery Branch.

The development would feature two open space areas.

HillGrove Homes is seeking to rezone 8.5 acres from light industrial to multifamily residential, but city officials aren’t thrilled.

“The character area for this site (and the surrounding area) is industrial employment,” says a staff report on the project. “A residential product is not consistent with this vision. This character area is meant to provide jobs not housing.”

Staff is recommending denial of the project.

HillGrove’s application notes the light manufacturing zoning, “but this area would also be conducive to a live-work-play area.”

6.5 acres would be part of Sterling on the Lake

Sterling on the Lake subdivision is seeking to annex and rezone 6.5 acres at 6712 Bragg Road to include as part of the 2,000-home, 1,000-acre subdivision off Spout Springs and Capitola Farm roads.

The number of homes permitted in the subdivision won’t change, according to the proposal.

Layout of the Bragg tract would be contingent on abandoning or reducing Bragg Road right of way as part of plans for a multi-use trail, according to a city document.

Flowery Branch City Council

What: Proposed rezonings

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2

Where: City Hall, 5410 W. Pine St.

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