Public hearing set for April 10 for new development near Sharpsburg

Thu, 03/06/2008 - 3:53pm
By: Ben Nelms

The Coweta County Commission will hold a public hearing April 10 on a rezoning request to establish a 694 single-family home development east of Sharpsburg.

The Twelve Parks proposal by Pathway Communities is located on 450.86 acres in the area of Ga. Highway 54, McIntosh Trail, Reese Road and North Road. Homes are expected to range from the mid-$200,000s to nearly $400,000. The development would also include a 15-acre commercial center and a seven-acre commercial tract, both for future development. The project is designed at 1.85 units per net developable acre.

Currently zoned Rural Conservation (RC), the proposal would have the zoning changed to Single Family Residential Infill District-Medium Density (RI-B).

Plans call for 187.12 acres of open space with an additional 107.43 acres of secondary acreage, according to Director of Planning Robert Tolleson. The development will include parks, amenity areas and walking trails.

The Coweta County Water & Sewerage Authority would provide water and on-site wastewater treatment ownership and management, according to the proposal.

The traffic impact to the area is projected to 6,000-7,000 vehicle trips per day.

The city of Senoia expressed concern over the quality of drinking water since Keg Creek is its primary source. The wastewater treatment plant at Twelve Parks would discharge into Keg Creek upstream from Senoia. The city is requesting 100-foot undisturbed buffers along the creek, an additional 50-foot impervious setback from all creeks and streams and other measures.

The public hearing on the rezoning application will be held April 10 at 6 p.m. at the commission office.

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