The Gwinnett County Planning Commission will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 1 at 7:00 PM, and among the proposals up for review is one for a 120 unit subdivision on Oak Grove Road.
The property in question is at the corner of Oak Grove Road and Hoke O’Kelly Mill, across the street from the Vines Botanical Gardens Park. The yellow sign announcing the proposed changes to the property has been up for a few weeks now.
The development, which the Planning Department has recommended be approved with conditions, would introduce single-family housing on the 46-acre lot. The parcel is currently zoned R-100 and the petitioners are asking for a rezoning to OSC, which is Open Space Concept.
According to Gwinnett County code 250-10.1, OSC zoning is intended:
- To encourage the development of residential communities to preserve and protect natural and environmental resources while providing safe, walkable neighborhoods and communities that include value-added amenities such as conservation space and recreational opportunities.
- To enhance land, water, air, and tree resources by minimizing the area of land disturbance, reducing impervious surface, optimizing stream buffers, preserving tree cover and encouraging retention and conservation of natural resources in common areas.
- To reduce infrastructure maintenance costs as a result of efficient community design.
- To utilize Gwinnett County’s Open Space and Greenway Master Plan, maintained by the Department of Community Services, by increasing conservation space and the number of interconnected greenway trails and wildlife corridors within and among residential communities.
- To encourage recreation opportunities within walking distance of neighborhood residents.
- To preserve significant historical and archeological features.
- To preserve and protect contiguous conservation space within developed areas of Gwinnett County.
Planning Commission meetings are open to the public, and take place in the Auditorium of the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center.