Thursday February 2nd, 2023 2:47AM

349-unit Friendship Circle subdivision passed by Hall County Board of Commissioners

By Natalie Sadler Anchor/Reporter
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A request to rezone 118.5 acres on the south side of Friendship Circle into a new 349-unit subdivision received unanimous approval from the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday night.
There will be 209 single-family detached homes on 89.95 acres and 140 townhomes on 26.05 acres. The single-family detached homes will have a gross density of 2.32 units per acre and the townhomes will have a gross density of 5.37 units per acre.
Each home will be one or two stories high, will have a two-car garage and will not exceed 35 feet in height.
“The single-family homes will be about 2,000 to 2,500 square feet of conditioned area and they will have three to five bedrooms,” Scott Puckett Inc. representative Tyler Smith said.
The townhomes will have a front and backyard area with a front, 40-foot-long driveway.
There will be two entrances into the subdivision, with the primary one being on Friendship Circle. This entrance will flow into the single-family residential section of the subdivision. The second entrance will connect directly to Friendship Road, and it will be placed in the townhome area.
"The other amenities will include a dog park, open-air covered pavilion, outdoor-rated bodyweight workout equipment, and a grilling gathering area for the residents," Smith said.
Developers may also include 1,500 feet of walking trails.
There are several streams located on the property, and some of them will be incorporated into a buffer.
“There's going to be a 50-foot undisturbed stream buffer and the 25-foot impervious buffer in the development where the streams are located,” Smith said.
Commissioner Kathy Cooper added a condition to the development. Cooper requested that developer Scott Puckett Inc. add a hog wire fence on the left side of the property, which will create a buffer between the subdivision and the neighboring property owner.
No one spoke in opposition to the development, and it received a unanimous vote from commissioners.
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