Rezonings for 3 sites headed for Fayetteville vote Feb. 21

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Developer Bob Rolader at the Feb. 7 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Developer Bob Rolader at the Feb. 7 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Proposals would allow 145 homes on south side, 270 apartments off Grady Avenue, office complex across from hospital — 

Proposals for a single-family subdivision, a downtown mixed-use development and an office complex near Piedmont Fayette Hospital are expected to receive up-or-down votes at the Feb. 21 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council.

One of the proposals is from Fayette Ventures and deals with establishing a single-family subdivision with 145 homes with an 1,800 sq. ft. minimum on 67 acres bordered by Ga. Highway 92 and the Ga. Highway 92 Connector on the city’s south side.

Developer Bob Rolader, whose family has owned a portion of the property for nearly 50 years, said the 67-acre property will carry a density of 2.17 units per acre. Lots are planned to range from 50-75 feet in width and 120 feet in depth. The subdivision will include an amenity center, 13.8 acres of greenspace, lake access and sidewalks.

A second proposal receiving a first look by the council was one from Walton Communities to rezone 30.52 acres near Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard, and just south of the new city hall location, for a mixed-use development that would include 270 apartments, some retail and an as yet undetermined number of single-family homes.

Pertaining to the single-family site, Walton representative David Knight at the Feb. 7 meeting said he did want the area zoned for that use, but did not want to develop at this point. He said another developer could handle the single-family portion of the property.

A portion of the area slated for single-family is adjacent to Grady Avenue, totaling approximately 3 acres along Beauregard Boulevard and belonging to Sam Burch. Both properties would combine as a single-family home site.

The third proposal receiving a first read involves a rezoning request to have the 31.55-acre site on Ga. Highway 54 West developed for office use.

The site is adjacent to the Togwatee Village office and retail area, the Dogwood Forest assisted living facility and the Emory Springs subdivision.

The property is currently zoned for single-family residential, though questions arose in past meetings about the likelihood of it being developed for such a purpose given that it fronts Hwy. 54 West, is surrounded by retail, office and medical institutional spaces to the east and west and by Piedmont Fayette Hospital and other medical offices to the north.