The Forsyth Planning Commission recommended approvalof Lindley Development’s application to rezone 16 acres on Jot Em Down Road to neighborhood shopping. The Commission also unanimously approved Lindley Development’s request for a conditional use permit for a 45-unit, 18,300-square-foot personal care home/institutionalized living facility, also on Jot Em Down.
The Commission’s recommendations no move on to the Forsyth County Commission, which could give them final approval in March. If approved, Lindley Development proposes to develop a retirement facility and shopping center in northeastern Forsyth.
Attorney Ethan Underwood spoke on the developer’s behalf. He said the county’s future land-use map shows the area as neighborhood commercial and high density residential.
“We did do some analysis of benefits to the county … at full buildout of the site, we estimate that sales tax would generate over $400,000 per year,” Underwood said.
Cobb County Commission approved a rezoning application for City View Holdings to construct a 33-story retirement high-rise tower on Cumberland Boulevard west of Cobb Parkway. City View Holdings requested rezoning from UC (Urban Condominium Residential) to UC With Stipulations.
The UC district allows the development of high rise residential condominium dwelling units, including the combination of low and mid-rise condominium buildings. There is no maximum building height for urban condominiums constructed within a UC district. Rather, the number of stories and building heights for such projects is to be determined on a case by case basis.
“This is going to be the tallest building in the county at that time,” said County Commission Chairman Sam Olens.
The proposed residential building will become the tallest building in Cobb County housing 200 independent living units on 25 floors and 54 assisted living units on four floors. The other floors will be used for support services.
By comparison, the Riverwood 100 office tower at 3350 Riverwood Parkway is only 23 floors.
CartersvilleMayor Matt Santini broke a tie vote of the City Council to approve a new Senior Residential Living (SRL) zoning classification. The new zoning classification will allow for the construction of 1,000 square-foot homes, give City Council and staff flexibility regarding construction and variance issues, exempt developers from some of the usual stan-dards that apply to new developments and allow more density. Residents would be restricted to those ages 55 and older.
Avalon Lake,which is the site of a former 32-acre Christmas tree farm located on Mission Road,was unanimously rezoned to SRL following approval of the new classification.
UPDATE: The text of the SRL ordinance begins on page six.