Concert hall, more accommodation options in front of the Gainesville planning board


The closed townhouses project would offer rooftop terraces

A 36 unit gated townhouse project with rooftop terraces with mountain and Lake Lanier views is proposed off Limestone Parkway near Cleveland Highway in Gainesville.

The three-story units at the complex located at 1744 Cleveland Highway will vary in size from 2,241 to 2,549 square feet and will include two-car garages. Facilities at the nearly 8-acre site would include a swimming pool, clubhouse and walking trails, according to Gainesville’s planning report.

“Some units will have the option of installing an elevator,” project engineer James Irvin said in a letter to officials at Gainesville.

The development would be across from Liberty Utilities and accessible from the four-lane Limestone Parkway, a major traffic artery connecting the Cleveland Highway to Jesse Jewell Parkway.

The developer, Optum Development LLC, is seeking annexation to Gainesville and zoning as a planned unit development. The property, now in unincorporated Hall County, is zoned as a vacation residence and cottage.

214 apartments would be linked to Midland Greenway

Gainesville Midland is a 214 unit apartment complex project that would occupy 5 acres of Banks Street across from the Gainesville Public Safety Complex on Queen City Parkway.

The development would also be adjacent to Queen City Parkway, Gordon Avenue, Park Street and East Avenue, involving 18 plots, including all of Longstreet Avenue, according to city documents.

Amenities at Gainesville Midland would include a rooftop club room, business center, coffee bar, fitness center, resort-style pool, pet spa, bicycle storage, an indoor storage room for mail and parcels, dry cleaning lockers and a connection to Midland Greenway, cycle paths.

The development will consist of three four- and five-story buildings comprising of studios, one- and two-bedroom units ranging in size from 638 to 1,165 square feet, according to the documents.

Two of the buildings would have partial basement units.

McNeal is seeking to rezone ownership from residential, office and institutional, general business and heavy industry to planned unit development.


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