SNELLVILLE — A 90-unit townhome development has been approved for construction on a 14.75 acres site on Scenic Highway on the city’s south side.
By a vote of 5-1, with Councilwoman Cristy Lenski dissenting, Mayor and Council approved the development following compromises accepted by developers which reduced the amount of units at 2465 Scenic Highway South from 101 to 90 and making accommodations for increased landscape buffers, guest parking spaces and better-looking garage doors among others.
The original proposal was tabled the last time it was heard before Mayor and Council so the developers could address concerns from nearby residents and city officials.
“The site plan also pulls the development further back from Lanier Forest,” said Planning Development Director Jason Thompson. “The applicant concurrently provided revised front elevations with enhancements made to the garages to make them more aesthetically pleasing.”
Members of Council praised the applicant Meritage Homes for its willingness to work with residents and city officials about their concerns and ultimately voted to approve the plan to make way for the development.