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The 50-acre, 94-home Towson Village site plan is reviewed Monday evening

By November 8, 2020March 9th, 2022Site plan
Towson Village site plan. Graphic/Peachtree Planning Commission.

Monday night’s meeting of the Town of Peachtree Planning Commission will include the proposed conceptual site plan for the development of 94 Towson Village homes on 50 acres behind Governors Square on Ga. Highway 54 East.

The combined 86-acre property, which includes the 36-acre mixed-use Governors Square and the 50-acre Towson Village single-family home development, was approved for limited-use commercial (LUC) zoning in September by the city council. from Peachtree.

The Towson Village proposal calls for 94 lots, 1.15 acres of amenity area and a total of 23.3 acres of open space.

The rezoning to GUC included the following conditions:

• Compliance with the master plan

• Maximum of 10 units per acre

• At least one parking space for single family lots must be provided off-street in an enclosed garage, which must be at least 20 feet from the property line

• No more than 94 batches

• Setbacks include – Front: 10 feet for main structure and 20 feet for garages; Side: 0 feet, provided there is at least 10 feet between dwellings; and back: 10 feet

• The path between the single family residential portion and the mixed-use development must be constructed at the time of the single family residential development

• A connection to the south property line abutting the Shiloh Mobile Home Park must be provided from the single family residential subdivision

• Governors Square and Peachtree Court will be extended to serve the single family development

According to Zoning District LUC-33, planning staff said 94 lots are permitted with a maximum density of 10 units per acre. The plateau comprises 94 lots and a density of 1.85 units per acre and therefore complies with zoning requirements.

The size of the proposed lots is 60 feet and 70 feet wide by 120 feet deep, which corresponds to the dimensions indicated on the approved master plan. The proposed flat shows front setbacks of 10 feet, 20 feet for garages, zero side setbacks and rear setbacks of 10 feet, meeting setback requirements, staff said.

In addition to the 94 single family residential lots, the proposed flat contains a 1.15 acre amenity area and several pocket parks similar to the approved master plan. The flat also shows 23.3 acres of open space, which exceeds the 21.5 acres shown on the master plan.

Although no greenbelt is required, the flat concept provides a 50 foot buffer zone around the perimeter of the property. The buffer section containing the cart road on the west side of the subdivision must be dedicated to the city.

Planning staff recommended approval and were of the opinion that the concept plan for the site meets zoning requirements and planning ordinance standards.