Forsyth County, Georgia is a great place to live. Many families choose the area because it doesn't have the same concentration of population that the downtown area has. Trees lining roads, a more rural and suburban feel, are all positives.
However, the massive of amount of development in the area detracts from that. New zoning request signs are popping up all over; most recently at the corner of Highway 9 and Castleberry, where significant development has already been had. The two lane roads are beginning to make commuting-at almost any time of day-very difficult and the infrastructure simply doesn't exist to support this amount of growth. More planning and less development is needed. The most recent proposal can be viewed here:
It's described as: Applicant is requesting to rezone from Agricultural District (A1) and Commercial Business District (CBD) to Master Planned District (MPD) on 287.68 acres for 383 residential lots and 67 attached residential units with a density of 1.57 units per acre and proposed commercial buildings totaling 56,000 sq. ft. with 226 parking spaces.
This abuts the Greenway, which is intended to be a natural path for all to enjoy and taxes an already congested traffic area. That's 450 residential dwellings PLUS commercial space with all the traffic, congestion, and stress on already stressed infrastructure that we simply don't need. Please ask the Planning Department to say NO to this rezoning.
The public hearing on this matter is August 9th, 6:30 p.m. Please come in person and tell them 'no more'. If you can't attend in person, please sign. It's our community. We should have a meaningful say in our future.