The Reservoir Group of Watkinsville, GA requested a rezoning from RA (residential agricultural) to RS (residential suburban) for 186.9 +/- acres located on Millers Mill Road. The property is located immediately west of JP Moseley Park. The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved the rezoning with a 4-2 vote.
Since the zoning advisory board meeting in January, the applicant revised their site plan to comply with all federal and local requirements regarding the adjacent Berry Hill Airport. The revised site plan incorporated a runway protection zone into the project and reduced the number of proposed units from 385 to 371. Net density totals 5.06 units per acre.
The project includes a mixture of single-family residential lots and condominiums. Single-family lots total 309, with varied lot sizes:
- 223 lots measuring 62′ x 120′ (7,440 sq ft)
- 54 lots measuring 75′ x 120′ (9,000 sq ft)
- 32 lots measuring 90′ x 120′ (10,800 sq ft)
Single family homes will range between 1,800 and 3,000 square feet, increasing with the lot size. The projected selling prices range between $250k and $400k.
The sixty-two condos will be an age-targeted maintenance-free senior housing community. Selling price within the condominiums will range between $200k and $250k.
Community amenities are planned to include a junior size Olympic swimming pool, playground, dog park, soccer / multi-use field, and walking trails. A trail connection is proposed to provide connectivity with JP Moseley Park, pending approval from Henry County Parks & Recreation.
The project is supported by the future land use map designating the property for medium density residential. Following staff’s evaluation of the proposed project, planning staff recommended approval of the proposed rezoning. The zoning advisory board recommended approval of the project at its meeting in January.
District IV Commissioner Thomas motioned to approve the development with a second by Commissioner Holmes. The board voted 4-2 to approve the rezoning request.
Commissioners Wilson and Barham voted against the request. Commissioner Wilson commented that he previously lived on Millers Mill Road and would not support any development higher than the R-3 zoning district based on surrounding subdivisions.