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A developer is proposing to add 29 homes on a 10-acre Douglas Road property that's sandwiched between Hartsmille Pointe and Leeward Walk subdivisions.
While the developer asks for 29 homes, an Engineering/Public Works report says the flood plain on the site makes one of those homes unlikely. Each lot would be a minimum of 10,000 square feet. It's neighbors to the north and south had been developed with 9,000 square feet as the minimum lot size.
Though some nearby residents told the Alpharetta Planning Commission earlier this month that they wanted the proposed subdivision to use an existing city right of way within Hartsmill Pointe for its entrance, a report from Community Development states the Engineering/Public Works department said that connectivity is not needed.
"The proposed density is 3 units per acre, which meets the recommendation from the Comprehensive Land Use Plan," states the Community Development report.
Local residents will have a chance to comment on this and other agenda items at today's City Council meeting, which will be held at City Hall starting at 7:30 p.m.
Some additional concerns named by residents at the Planning Commission public hearing included:
- A request for larger home sizes to match Hartsmill Pointe;
- Traffic impacts from the homeowners and the subdivision entrance
- A detention pond will be visible from one Leeward Walk residence