6 new residential projects, 800+ homes proposed around metro Atlanta – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Six new residential projects with more than 800 homes are being proposed around metro Atlanta.

In Gwinnett County, three new developments with more than 700 homes are proposed, all of which are scheduled to go before Gwinnett planners on March 6.

June Ivey Development LLC of Fayetteville, Ga., is proposing a 356-unit single-family subdivision on about 161 acres along June Ivey Road just south of its intersection with Indian Shoals Road in eastern Gwinnett County on the border with Walton County.

“In addition to being a quality development that is compatible with homes in the surrounding area, the proposed development will preserve important green space in a developing area of Gwinnett County,” the developer says in plans filed with the county. “Specifically, the proposed development would preserve approximately 53.59 acres of land as primary and secondary conservation space which is roughly one third of the entire development. Adding to that the 15.63 acres of green space provided by the required 50-foot buffer, the total open space provided by the development is 69.22 acres.”

In another proposed residential development in Gwinnett, Parkland Communities Inc. is planning 264 townhomes on 39 acres in the 4300 block of Buford Highway that would be known as “Berkeley Township.”

“The townhomes will feature traditional architecture with either front or rear entry access to one or two car garages,” the builder says in plans filed with Gwinnett County.

“The heated area will vary between 1,500 to 2,000 square feet with a maximum building height of 35 feet. The front fa<;ade of all townhomes will consist of a mixture of brick, stone, or fiber cement shake and lap siding with the remainder of the home the same or fiber cement siding. The price range for the units will vary from the $220,000’s to the mid $250,000’s range. The project is also proposed to have 64 rear entry townhomes with 32 of those townhomes fronting the Town Green instead of a street.” The development would have 11.7 acres of common open space or 30 percent of the property.

In a third residential development proposed in Gwinnett, Realtyland Development Co. LLC of Buford, Ga., is proposing 101 home on about 42 acres in the 2800-2900 blocks of Temple Johnson Road.

The minimum heated square footage for the homes will be 1,800 square feet for ranch homes and 2,000 for two-story homes with a maximum height for the proposed dwellings 35 feet, the builder says in plans filed with the county. The exterior of all dwellings will consist of a mixture of brick, stone or fiber cement siding on the front facade. The balance of the home may be the same or wood, cedar shake or fiber cement siding. Price range for the units will start in the $200,000s. Sidewalks will be provided on the interior streets and along the frontage of Temple Johnson Road.

“The project is proposed to be a conservation subdivision due to the heavily wooded area along the rear of the property,” the developer says. “The minimum required open space is 10.46 acres or 25% of the property and the layout provides 11.48 acres or 27.4% of the property thus exceeding the minimum requirements. The required 50 foot conservation strip is provided around the property and all buffers and open space will be owned and maintained by the mandatory Homeowners Association. There is also a proposed mulch trail system to be created around the property and in the open space for use by the residents.”

Meanwhile, elsewhere in metro Atlanta, developers are proposing more than 100 additional new homes.

In the city of Marietta and an adjacent tract in unicorporated Cobb County, Traton Homes LLC is proposing 61 townhomes on 8.4 acres at 1214, 1244 and 1250 Allgood Road. Homes will be traditional or Craftsman style in architecture and design, with two-car garages. The project is set to go before the Marietta Planning Commission on Feb. 6.

In Henry County, The Reservoir Group of Watkinsville, Ga., received approval from the Henry County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 16 for a 50-lot single-family development on 42 acres at 337 East Lake Road. According to plans filed with the county, the developer plans a conservation subdivision with a minimum lot size of 18,000 square feet.

In Dawson County, Ga., NorKat Financial Inc. of Corona, Calif., is proposing a 30-lot residential development on 46.7 acres at the intersection of Emmett Moss Road and Magnolia Way. Homes would be on minimum 1-acre lots. The project has been recommended for approval by the county’s planning commission and is scheduled to be heard by the Board of Commissioners on Feb. 15.

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