SNELLVILLE – The Mayor and Council approved a 201-unit senior housing development to be located behind Eastside Medical Center last week.
The project by Senior Lifestyle Corporation and Griffin Fine Living calls for a 201-unit, mixed-senior housing development for those 62 and older, consisting of 24 independent living cottages (duplexes and triplexes), 64 assisted living units and 32 memory care units located in a three-story, 75,000-square-foot building. Also included is a 81 independent living units located in a three-story, 89,000-square-foot building as part of Phase I of the master-planned development with the option to add up to 192 additional senior type units and not exceed 51,500 square feet of medical offices in Phase II of development.
The council approved the project 5-1 with Councilman Bobby Howard voting no.
As part of the approval, developers were asked to make changes to the plan by neighbors concerned about the proximity of the development near Tree Lane and New Hampton Drive.
The developer agreed to a 50-foot non-disturbed buffer along the adjacent residential property line and Waterford Township Community development. The buffer will be enhanced with evergreen landscaping and plantings, subject to the City’s review and approval, with limited access for utilities and landscaping maintenance, where necessary. The buffer also includes a row of evergreen plants where necessary to create a visual screen. The building may also not exceed 60 feet in height.