Busy agenda in Senoia Monday night

Thu, 01/31/2008 - 4:23pm
By: John Thompson

After a meeting hiatus in January because of the King holiday, the Senoia City Council gets back to business Monday night.

Two of the items on Monday’s agenda concern new subdivisions in the city.

The City Council is set to review the preliminary plat for the Newberry subdivision, which will wrap around the old County Line Tavern on Ga. Highway 85, features 141 lots on 153 acres. The subdivision is being developed by Fayetteville-based developer Bob Rolader. Newberry also features 80 acres of open space and 4.5 acres of commercial property on Hwy. 85.

Rolader appeared before the Planning Commission and said he didn’t know when the new subdivision would move forward.

“We’re not moving any dirt in any of our developments right now. We’re just making sure that all the paperwork is done and we’re ready to go when the housing market comes back,” he said.

The commissioners hoped that Rolader could start soon, so the former County Line Tavern, along with a sofa that sits in front of the building, would be removed.

The other subdivision is being developed by mega-developer Tom Reese. Reese last year unveiled his plans for a subdivision that would be in the city limits of Senoia, if the county agrees to letting Senoia annex the property. The council Monday night will decide on annexing and rezoning the property.

The location is on Ga. Highway 16, just west of Senoia and adjacent to Cumberland Subdivision. Reese said the 268-acre site would feature 250 homes, but 156 acres of the property would remain as open space.

“We’ll have 241 lots that are contiguous to open space,” he said.

Amenities at the development would include tennis facilities, a swimming pool and clubhouse and homes would start in the $300,000 range. The development would also feature homes that would reflect the historical background of the city.

Monday’s meeting starts at 7 p.m.

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