The Holly Springs Planning Commission tabled a request Thursday from a developer seeking to rezone a little over 24 acres for a neighborhood with about 150 townhomes.
The commission members’ decision to table the request stems from concerns regarding the proposed development only having one ingress and egress, and how traffic flow could be affected as a result. Chairman Eric Rein also said he was concerned about firefighters being able to enter and leave the development safely.
A traffic study has not been completed for the area. Planning commissioners agreed to table the request until a traffic study is finished.
A few residents who live in and near Cedar Valley Road, which is across the street from this proposed development, cited their concerns, including an increase in traffic, the number of units, lack of an additional access point to the development, and general safety along Hickory Road.
Thomas Concrete of Georgia is located in the area of this proposed development, and the company’s owner cited his concern with the development Thursday. The owner said he doesn’t want to receive complaints about his business from people moving in to this proposed development if it is approved.
In response to this, a representative for the applicant of the development, Taylor Morrison of Georgia, LLC, said they would notify any potential residents in the neighborhood of the concrete company. He also said work would be done at the intersection of Redbud Lane and Hickory Road for safer travel.
The request will be brought back at a future date once the traffic study is completed and city staff are given enough time to evaluate the request.
The applicant is looking to rezone about 24.38 acres located off Redbud Lane and Hickory Road, from single family residential estate and neighborhood commercial, to traditional neighborhood development. This rezoning would allow Morrison to develop a neighborhood consisting of 150 residential townhomes with a proposed gross density of 6.7 units per acre.
Proposed amenities include pocket parks, cabana and pool area, and open space, according to city documents.
The entrance to the subdivision is planned to use the existing Red Bud Nursery entrance on Red Bud Lane, and buffers will be required adjacent to less dense residential properties unless otherwise approved, according to city documents. Surrounding and nearby developments include the Cedar Valley and Indian Springs subdivisions.