Dacula Planned Mixed Used Development Ordinance on Council Agenda
Proposed changes to the ordinance designed to increase possibility that 157-acre tract near Winder Highway and 316 will be annexed into the city and developed as a "live, work, play" community.
After tabling a vote last month on a revised Planned Mixed Used Development (PMUD) for the City of Dacula, council members now plan to revisit the issue.
City officials have been working with representatives from Walton Investing, Mill Creek Consulting and Rochester Engineering regarding the feasibility of annexing just over 157 acres into the city limits and eventually developing the property as a “live, work, play” community.
In an effort to make the city more attractive to the property development group, Dacula officials proposed several changes to the existing PMUD. The most significant change would increase the maximum allowable housing density per acre from eight units to 13 in order to make it possible for developers to construct apartments on the property. Other changes include eliminating the requirement that units be owner-occupied, reducing the required amount of open space in a development from 35 percent to 25 percent, setting the minimum square footage requirement at 600 square feet and changing the building height restriction from three stories to four.
The Dacula City Council had planned to vote last month on the revised PMUD, but decided to table the issue to allow all parties time to review new information and make additional revisions to the ordinance if needed. City leaders will discuss the proposed changes during the Feb. 23 work session.
The Dacula City Council work session will be held at Dacula City Hall, 442 Harbins Road, Dacula. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.