A mixed-use development with over 45,000 square feet of office and commercial space and 35 townhomes is closer to being added to Canton’s Park Village development.
The Canton City Council unanimously approved a request by Broekhijesn Real Estate, LLC, to amend zoning conditions for a development known as Park Village Thursday.
The developer will build 452,100 square feet of office and commercial space, and 35 townhomes, near Bluffs Parkway.
The applicant also requested zoning condition amendments for the Park Village development to allow for light industrial, commercial, and multifamily land uses.
The proposed development will consist of 36.9 acres at Fate Conn Road and Heard Road, according to city documents. A two-story parking deck will also be part of the site plan.
City documents for the proposed project also show amenities for the townhomes will include a clubhouse with pool, private outdoor seating, grilling stations, and gathering spaces and private walkways around featured ponds.
In April, many citizens, including six Park Village residents, voiced concerns about the proposed zoning amendment, including the potential of pool and common areas being visible from the parking deck.
No citizens appeared to speak about the request at Thursday’s meeting however, Canton Mayor Bill Grant said he wanted to reassure those who were not able to attend or watching from home that council did receive verification from City Manager Geoff Morton that there will be a “dedicated left-turn lane into Park Village on the new roadway.”
Additionally, Canton Zoning Administrator Steve Green said there will be a stop sign for the Park Village residents at the intersection of Park Village and Technology Ridge Drive.
“(At) Technology Ridge Drive, there will be a three-way street. In the future, if conditions warrant, they may put a four-way stop there but as of now, there is only a stop sign coming out of Park Village,” said Green.
The council approved the request with the following conditions:
• Traffic Study
• Limited delivery for residents (Deliveries shall be limited to 7 a.m. — 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. No deliveries on Sunday.
• Buildings closest to existing Park Village residents must be commercial/retail or office
Also at the meeting, council members unanimously approved a master plan amendment from TPA Group, LLC, to construct 112 single-family detached homes on a little over 22 acres along Watermist Drive and Bluffs Parkway.
At the December 2, 2021 Mayor and Council meeting, the master plan amendment was denied and the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) application was allowed to be withdrawn without prejudice, according to city documents. On Dec. 16 of that same year, council voted to waive the 12-month waiting period for the next filing on phase 3.
Thursday, Green said the applicant has offered to commit a contribution of $100,000 to the city’s affordable housing fund.
“The property owner has committed a $100,000 contribution to the city’s affordable housing fund,” said Green.
Council approved the request with the following conditions:
• The Native Plant Rescue Society be allowed access to the property prior to any land disturbance.
• The plants chosen for landscaping and screening purposes are selected from the city’s plant palette.
• All streets within Pod B, Phase 3 be private.
• The property owner has committed a $100,000 contribution to the city’s affordable housing fund (condition #4 added)
“I’m very excited and happy that the applicant listened to the council and was willing to make the compromises to what we were asking and I feel that this product will benefit the community much more. It’s less dense and gives a feeling of home,” said Council member Sandy McGrew.
Additionally, city council unanimously approved a bid award for the Reservoir Road at Hickory Log Drive Intersection Improvement Project to Wilson Construction Management for $858,647.88.
The project will add a right turn lane onto Hickory Log Drive, a left turn lane into the Grand Reserve apartments, and add a traffic signal at Teasley Middle School. This project will be paid for through impact fees and SPLOST.
City Engineer Bethany Watson said the signal installation itself is $266,000, but does not include any grading.