Fayetteville OKs Satterfield townhome rezoning

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Amendments to the rezoning conditions for the Satterfield townhome development on Ga. Highway 85 North were approved Aug. 20 by the Fayetteville City Council.

The 21.48-acre townhome property is located at the rear of the 14.34-acre Satterfield Marketplace retail center fronting Hwy. 85 North now under development. Both developments were rezoned in 2018 for commercial and townhome use.

A request for amendments to the rezoning conditions for the townhome component was tabled by planning commissioners in July. The item was called up to the Aug. 6 council agenda, rather than returning to the Planning Commission, at the request of Councilman Rich Hoffman, who said the commission was “a little out of line” and was in error in tabling the agenda item.

Pertaining to the development, one of the requests had the number of townhomes approved by the City Council reduced from 68 to 55.

Another request asked that two of the 55 townhomes, both located on the north side of the property, not have rear-entry garages due to site constraints. The two with front-facing garages will be outfitted with carriage-style or ornamental garage doors.

A third request asked that internal streets, sidewalks and alleys in the townhome development, and access to the adjoining retail center, be private rather than public, with the homeowners’ association responsible exercising ownership and maintenance.

Now approved, the project will return to planning commissioners to begin the development process.