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Oconee County Planning Staff Recommends Against Presbyterian Homes of Georgia Rezone Request

The Oconee County planning staff has recommended against approval of the requested rezone by Presbyterian Homes of Georgia for 96 acres on Rocky Branch Road.

 

The Oconee County planning staff has recommended against approval of the requested rezone by Presbyterian Homes of Georgia for 96 acres on Rocky Branch Road and against the special use request to construct a continuing care retirement community on the site.

The staff report states that the request to rezone the Autumn Glen subdivision across from Old Waverly for the PHG facility “appears to conflict with the development goals and strategies” the county has established for the area.

The residential density of the proposed PHG facility is much higher than bordering single-family residential neighborhoods, the staff report states.

“Approval of this development at the requested location could establish a precedent of placing higher residential densities in areas not intended or suitable for multi-family project development,” Planner Brad Callender wrote in the report.

The PHG request comes before the Planning Commission at 7 p.m. Monday night. That meeting will take place in the courthouse in Watkinsville.

For details on the staff report and the rezone request, go to Oconee County Observations.

See also:

Presbyterian Homes Inviting Oconee County Residents Interested in Proposed Retirement Facility To Meet

Presbyterian Homes of Georgia Offering Village in Austell As Representative of Oconee County Facility

R-3 Zoning Category Requested by Presbyterian Homes of Georgia Allows for Multiple Uses At Oconee County Site

Presbyterian Homes Got Sewer Capacity After Much Discussion Among Oconee County Officials

Presbyterian Homes of Georgia Wants to Relocate Proposed Oconee Facility To Rocky Branch Road

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Xardox December 10, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Many reasons for Board to vote "Nay!" on this one. Let's see if that ever-present "increasing the tax base" takes the back seat.
Lee Becker December 10, 2012 at 08:20 PM
The land likely will be untaxed since the likely owner will be a nonprofit.

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