The Oakwood City Council approved a rezoning request Monday night for about 15 acres of land on McEver Road to be potentially turned in to an active adult community.
A public hearing for the parcel drew a crowd of about 25 people, some in opposition to the proposed active adult or town home community. Rosewood Active Adult Communities wanted to create the community on the corner of McEver and Old Flowery Branch Road, right next to another town home community, Crawford Oaks.
City Manager Stan Brown presented the proposal and the developer presented follow up, saying the parcel would either be turned in to 105 one-level units as an active adult community, or 131 two-level town home units that would not be active adult.
Following opposition from four residents of Crawford Oaks, council unanimously approved the rezoning from Highway Business to Planned Residential Development unamiously on a condition.
"The city council approved the PRD zoning, but as far as site plan they decided not to make an approval on that and require the developer to come back in with one site plan when he has completed his studies," Brown said.
Council also approved 3-1 an updated comprehensive plan for the city and unanimously authorized Mayor Lamar Scroggs to negotiate and execute the Hall County Strategy Agreement. Councilman Sam Evans was absent from the meeting.