Forest Lakes Subdivision - Planned Development

Project Details

  • C. Brown, K. Hovnanian Homes.
  • Planned Development
  • Location: The site is bounded by I-77 to the north, the Akron Canton Corporate Park to the east/south, Green Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) property to the south, and residential property to the west.  The property currently has frontage on the south end of Molly Drive, which intersects with E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road to the north.

Conceptual Site Plan

Applicant is presenting a conceptual site plan for Bayside Investment Group, which is seeking to develop 50.9 acres of land that lies between Tabs Drive and I-77 (former Miller Farm). The plan indicates a mixed-use development consisting of attached multi-family, single-family, and commercial uses. A similar plan was reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission at the January 18, 2017 meeting as a Discussion item (i.e. no action taken).

The rezoning request associated with this conceptual plan is for 50.9 acres of land from R-1, Single-Family Residential to PD, Planned Development.

Parcels of Land

The site, which consists of two parcels of land, is currently owned by the applicant. The main tract (40 plus acres) contains a single-family residence and is characterized by a wooded area to the north and agricultural fields to the south. An adjacent 5 plus acre parcel to the east is entirely wooded and vacant (see attached aerial). A pond, intermittent streams, and the majority of the wetland areas on site are found within the northern portion.

The current plan represents a decrease in the types of residential offerings and the total number of units.  These offerings now include 77 cluster home lots and 147 townhome units for a total of 224 units. The overall density of the development would also decrease from 7.61 units per acre to 4.40.  Proposed density would comply per code . 

The two-story townhomes, which were not part of the previous plan, would each be situated on individual fee-simple lots in attached groupings of two, three, and four units.  Individual lots would measure 90’ x 28’ (2,520 SF) each. Per code, attached dwellings with four or fewer units require a minimum lot size of 7,500 SF and a minimum lot width of 40’.  The use of smaller groupings could be considered a benefit, however, as it provides more breaks between buildings and less massing.  Cluster home lots would range from 5,191 SF to 13,208 SF, which exceeds the 5,000 SF minimum lot area requirement.  All lots would meet the 40’ minimum width requirement.    

Location

The site is bounded by I-77 to the north, the Akron Canton Corporate Park to the east/south, City of Green property to the south, and residential property to the west. The property currently has frontage on the south end of Molly Drive, which intersects with E Turkeyfoot Lake Road to the north.

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