Gville planning staff recommending denial of proposed west Gville mixed-use development

The request from Weekley Homes is scheduled to go before the Gainesville Planning & Appeals Board (GPAB) Tuesday.

The applicant wishes to locate a mixed-use development on the 121-acre tract bounded by McEver Road, Lake Lanier, Waters Edge Subdivision, and Cresswind subdivision (which is across the lake from the property.) The development would consist of 507 age-restricted, active-adult residential units known as “Lanier Landing.” The proposed development is comprised of “147 single-family detached lots, 40 paired (duplex) villas and 320 attached condominiums,” according to documents on filed with the city.

In recommending denial of the application, the planning based its decision “on the Comprehensive Plan (CP) and the adjacent and nearby residential uses,” noting that according to the CP “the Future Development Map for the City of Gainesville places the property within the Parks,
Recreation & Conservation land use category which includes areas containing or planned for
parks and recreation facilities, permanently designated open space, or conservation areas
including buffers along waterways and other environmental features. The land use description
has not changed for 40+ years due to the property having a site specific zoning for a conference
retreat center with passive and active green space.”

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We first reported on the proposal Oct. 26. 507-unit subdivision planned in west Gainesville (wgtjradio.com)