Flippen Road proposal includes townhomes and single-family residential

The subject property is accessible from Flippen Road and visible from I-75. (Henry County photo)

Broder Farm is a new subdivision under construction off Flippen Road in Stockbridge. The board of commissioners approved a rezoning request for its development on January 22, 2019.

D.R. Horton is the project builder. The original article from October 2018 is printed below:

The Pacific Group of Atlanta, GA has requested a rezoning from RA (Residential Agricultural) to RS (Residential Suburban) for property located at 1007 Flippen Road. The property consists of 168.51 +/-acres, and the request is for a single-family residential and townhouse development. The property is located within commission district 5.

The future land use map supports the applicant’s request. The FLUM designates the property for medium-density residential development, allowing between two and six net units per acre. The applicant’s site plan has a net density of 5.94 units per acre.

The residential suburban zoning district goes relatively unused, but is a good match for medium-density residential development. The RS zoning district provides for a mix between two of the following three: townhomes, duplexes, or single-family homes. The zoning district encourages a transition in development density from townhomes to detached single-family housing.

The property has multiple creeks running through the property reducing the amount of buildable area. Georgia requires a fifty foot buffer along all creek boundaries. In addition, the applicant is planning a buffer on all property boundaries. The applicant intends to place landscaping along the I-75 frontage.

Broder Farm site plan (applicant photo)

About Broder Farm

The concept site plan depicts 390 residential units, to include 130 townhomes and 260 single-family residential lots. The single-family development includes 130 62′ x 120′ foot lots and 130 72′ x 120′ foot lots. Single-family homes have a required 1,800 square feet minimum size.

Community amenities include a junior size swimming pool, playground, pavilion, dog park, soccer / multipurpose field, and walking trails. The amenities are clustered at the front and rear of the property.

County code requires the developer to submit a traffic study taking into consideration the development’s impacts. They will be required to install all recommended improvements. Traffic impact studies generally limit their recommendations to intersections or new turning lanes.

Students residing in the proposed development would attend Red Oak Elementary, Dutchtown Middle, and Dutchtown High Schools. Based on an estimated two students per household, the development will generate an estimated 780 additional students.

Planning staff recommended approval of the request. County staff evaluate the request against nine criteria points, including its conformity to the future land use map, before making their recommendation.

This article was originally published in October 2018. It has been updated following board approval and the start of construction.