New subdivision gets OK in Palmetto

Mon, 03/19/2007 - 9:52am
By: Ben Nelms

Approval for Palmetto’s first new residential development since a wastewater treatment-related moratorium on new construction was lifted came March 5 on a 5-1 vote by the city council.

The council approved the final plat for the first phase of Princeton Village, a 90-home development on 24.44 acres located north of U.S. Highway 29 and east of Ga. Highway 154. Situated directly east of Genesis Gardens Apartments, initial access for the development will be from Hwy. 29 at Walnut Way.

Houses will be sized with a minimum of 1,350 square feet with two-car garages. Phase one plans call for approximately 50 percent of the homes to be oriented to retirement aged individuals while the remainder would be marketed to traditional families. Homes in the retirement portion of the development require brick, stone or stucco on the front and two sides. Homes in the traditional portion of the subdivision require a minimum of 25 percent brick, stone or stucco designated for the side of the home facing the street.

The Princeton Village project had received preliminary plat approval prior to the effective date of a 2003 construction moratorium imposed by Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EDPD) over the city’s need to resolve its wastewater treatment capacity, but had not progressed sufficiently to begin construction. The city’s 2006 agreement with Fulton County to use the county’s wastewater treatment system provided the means for the moratorium to be lifted.

The vote to approval the final plat came on a 5-1 vote, with Councilman John Miller in opposition.

The next step in the development process for phase one is submission of the plan book presentation that covers the specifics of the development. The presentation will be made to city administrator Bill Shell. The city development ordinance requires approval by the city administrator and does not come before the city council.

Princeton Village is expected to be completed in three or more phases. Upon completion, the development is expected to include 317 homes on 93.6 acres.

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