New site plan adds townhomes off Jonesboro Road

Concept site plan for Jonesboro Road development west of Mt Olive Road. Site plan shows apartment buildings on the north side of the development, townhomes and a small area for commercial development proposed by South City Partners, LLC. (B+C Studio photo)

South City Partners, LLC of Atlanta, GA is scheduled to appear before the BOC on Tuesday, May 18. This will be their third appearance concerning the rezoning of 31.1 +/- acres off Jonesboro Road. The property is west of Mt Olive Road and McDonough Christian Church.

Update: the BOC approved the rezoning request on Monday, June 14, 2021.

The applicant is seeking a rezoning from RA (residential agricultural) and R-2 (single-family residential) to MU (mixed use). Previously, district II commissioner Dee Clemmons requested the applicant add townhomes. Now, South City Partners has submitted an updated site plan with the revisions.

Earlier versions of the site plan depicted 280 apartments and 10.2 +/- acres of commercial space. The commercial area included office, retail and restaurant space. Now, the applicant reduced the commercial area to 2.48 +/- acres. This change allows room for townhomes in the project.

The updated site plan maintains 280 apartments like the first concept. The revision adds 80 townhomes to the proposal. Finally, the commercial space totals 25,000 square feet of office / retail.

The office / retail area and townhomes are located along the Jonesboro Road frontage. The apartments would be on the north of the subject property. Primary road access will be from Jonesboro Road at Vinings Drive. In addition, a secondary access point will be off Mt Olive Road.

DRI Threshold

The subject property was originally part of a larger rezoning request in 2019 totaling forty-three acres. To avoid triggering a development of regional impact (DRI) review, the applicant revised the application. The twelve acres immediately off Mt Olive Road was removed from consideration.

The DRI threshold for a mixed use development is 500,000 square feet of total space. Planning staff have recommended a zoning condition to limit building square footage to 498,600 sq ft.

The BOC can revise, add or remove proposed zoning conditions when considering the request. The board will consider action on the request on Tuesday night. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm.

Featured image shows revised concept site plan for Jonesboro Road development. Photo credit B+C Studio.

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