The Holly Springs City Council voted to approve two requests that will bring 70 single-family detached houses to Sixes Road.

The two requests, which came from LDS Partners, LLC, asked to rezone and annex 17.66 acres of land located at 972 Sixes Road.

This property, which is now rezoned from single-family residential to traditional neighborhood development, will be used as a residential development consisting of 70 single-family detached units. An earlier design from LDS Partners, LLC, for the property asked for approximately 142 single-family residential townhouse units with a proposed density of eight units per acre. City manager Rob Logan said that the developer proposed the change to only 70 units to switch from townhouses to single-family detached because of concerns raised by city council members over the density.

The site plan states that the proposed building exteriors would consist of brick, stone, stacked stone, cedar shake type and/or Hardi-plank.

Traffic in the area was a point of discussion in both the planning commission meeting in June, as well as the previous city council meeting on July 6. A possible U-turn on Sixes Road was a key point of emphasis that was brought up by many citizens living in that area who were in attendance at both meetings. The biggest concern with a possible U-turn was that students coming from Woodstock High School may need to make a U-turn when leaving the school.

In response to these concerns, city staff and council decided that it would be best to restrict the use of a U-turn at the intersection of Sherry Lane, The Falls of Cherokee Drive, and Sixes Road, and to install signage restricting U-turns.

City staff and council did approve a U-turn at the intersection of Marble Quarry Road and Sixes Road. Mayor and city council also added a stipulation for the developer to upgrade the intersection of Sixes Road and Wellstar Way to accommodate eastbound U-turns.

Some notable stipulations were added to the approval of these requests, which include the following:

♦ A master association will be formed which will be responsible for the oversight, upkeep, and maintenance of the entrance areas, amenity areas, common areas, open space areas, other common recreational areas and the like contained within the community.

♦ Lot size will be restricted to a minimum size of 3,600 square feet with the minimum lot width and frontage width at 40 feet. The minimum lot depth will be 90 feet.

♦ Setbacks for individual lots will consist of 15 feet for the front, five feet for the side and street side, and 20 feet for the rear. Lot design will also ensure that the distance from the back of the sidewalk to the garage door is a minimum of 20 feet. The distance between buildings will be a minimum of 10 feet.

♦ Signs at the entrance point will be ground based and monument style and the entrance areas will be professionally designed, landscaped and maintained. All project signs will be consistent with the architectural design regulations established for the principal and accessory buildings within the project as established by the master association.

♦ As requested by the Cherokee County School District, the developer shall provide a School Mitigation Fee of $989 per unit constructed and paid prior to the issuance of each building permit.

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Ethan is a reporter covering the cities of Holly Springs & Canton. He also covers city governments and lifestyle. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University.

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