Prevent RZM2022-00039

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SAY NO TO RZM2022-00039

SAY NO TO 118 Townhomes and approximately 300 cars

UPDATE: THE MEETING HAS BEEN TABLED FOR 1/17/2024 COMMISSIONER MEETING.

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners is considering rezoning +/- 20 acres at the corner of Braselton Hwy/Hwy 124 and Auburn Rd/Hwy 324. As proposed, this high-density development, 118 townhomes, would empty directly onto Hwy 324. The stretch of road from this intersection to Fort Daniel Elementary, 4/10 of a mile, would then include seven entry/exit onto Auburn Rd/Hwy 324.  

The applicant says this development would enhance the walkability of the neighborhood.  Both Hwy 324 and Hwy 124 are high-traffic areas; walking on either of these highways is dangerous.  This development would be totally reliant upon vehicles as a primary means of transportation. This is not a walkable area.

The applicant says the development would be a good fit for the neighborhood.  If that is the case, then why do they need three waivers and a variance to comply with the Hamilton Mill 324/124 Overlay District? According to that document, access to the contiguous property should be used to enhance traffic safety.  The developer said that this wasn’t possible due to the challenging topography of the area.  Should residents of the area have to sacrifice traffic safety and quality of life because 12 of the 20 acres are unbuildable? The applicant cites the property’s “steep” and “severe” topography as the reasons for requesting waivers and variances and ignoring the Hamilton Mill 324/124 Overlay District requirements.

The current zoning on this land is R-200 & C-1.  Due to the “challenging topography” 68 of the 118 units would be on eight of the 20 acres, as currently configured thirty-eight of the units would border eight existing backyards.  Changing this zoning to R-TH would be a huge increase in density and rezoning to a dissimilar use.

WE submit these are reasons to say NO to this rezoning application.

The County Planning Commission has unanimously voted to recommend denial of this project to the County Board of Commissioners.  The Planning Commission is an advisory body to the Board of Commissioners.  They can either follow the Planning Commission recommendation, or they can overrule them with a simple majority of three votes. This vote will happen on October 25, 2022.  It is important that we let the Board of Commissioners know that area residents are in opposition to this proposed rezoning.

If you agree that RZM2022-00039 is a bad plan for this intersection, please sign this petition.

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