Senoia’s next growth focus could be east

Senoia’s next growth focus could be east

 

A development first proposed last July could dramatically alter Senoia’s eastern border.

The City Council Monday night agreed to send an annexation request of 167 acres on Ga. Highway 16 to the county for comments. The County has 30 days to review the application.

In July, Dennis Drewyer, of McIntosh Trail Properties, asked the city to forward an annexation request to Coweta County for 167 acres on Ga. Highway 16, near its intersection with Ga. Highway 85. Drewyer said his company want to build 245 homes for the active 55 and up population. The development would include no apartments, and offer older residents upgraded homes on smaller lots.

All the homes would feature the master on main, and bonus rooms on the second story for when the grandkids visited, Drewyer said. The development would be filled with pocket parks and feature upgraded finishes, such as granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Drewyer added the developer would pay to extend water and sewer to the property and also pay for a sewer lift station.

Once the county has offered its comments, Senoia would only consider annexation with several conditions.

• Development of the property shall occur in accordance with the current plan. Property shall be zoned as shown with +/- 40.2 acres zoned as Multi-Family (MR) and +/- 127.31 acres zoned as R40 Conservation Subdivision District,

• Development of the property shall generally follow the plan titled “East Village Concept – Annexation Plan.”

• Require that public water and public sewer are incorporated into this development,

• Plant A 50-feet vegetative buffer along all property lines,

• Have all preliminary and final plats of the proposed development submitted for review by the county for compliance with these measures.

The city would also require the developer provide a traffic study to determine adequate ingress/egress at the two access points along Hwy.16 and one along Hwy. 85. The result of that study shall be subject to the approval of Georgia DOT.

Finally, the city would require a $2,500 fee per lot for further connectivity through a multi-use path and investigation for well water.