Developer withdraws Senoia annexation request

Developer withdraws Senoia annexation request

167-acre, 245-home plan now off the table

A huge development that could have dramatically altered Senoia’s eastern border pulled its application from the city Monday.

Above, Senoia City Manager Harold Simmons. File photo.

The City Council Monday was supposed to consider the annexation of 167 acres on Ga. Highway 16 and Ga. Highway 85, but learned the application had been withdrawn.

Previously, Dennis Drewyer, of McIntosh Trail Properties 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.

With Senoia no longer an option, Drewyer could seek development in the county, said City Manager Harold Simmons, but it would be highly unlikely he could get the same density as he sought in the city.