Thursday, February 23, 2012
Walton Investing reveals concept plan for 157-acre tract bordered by Highway 316 and Highway 29.
After more than two months of discussions, city officials and representatives from Walton Investing, Mill Creek Consulting and Rochester Engineering believe they have a revised planned mixed use development (PMUD) ordinance that is acceptable to all parties. Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks said the purpose of amending the ordinance is to take current market conditions into account. “We’re looking to redesign our planned mixed use development so that it does take into account changed market conditions,” Wilbanks explained. “Otherwise, we’ll never have anything built under the planned mixed use district in Dacula any time in the near future.” In December of 2011, the property investment group approached the city regarding the possibility of …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Dacula City Council considering amendments to facilitate annexation and development of 157-acre tract near Winder Highway and Highway 316.
Apartments could become part of the Dacula landscape if council approves a set of proposed amendments to the city’s planned mixed use development ordinance. Earlier this month, city leaders met 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 located near Winder Highway and Highway 316 as a “live, work, play” community. One problem affecting the potential development is that the city’s current planned mixed used development ordinance is more restrictive than what investors would like. Mitch Peevy of Mill Creek Consulting asked council to consider working with the investment group …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Dacula Planning Commission recommends approval for rezoning request.
Dacula property owner Ellis Lamme has moved one step closer to realizing his goal of opening a small farmer’s market on his property. On May 31, the Dacula Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of Lamme’s request to rezone his nearly 12-acre tract of land on Tanner Road from single family residential to agricultural district for single family and agricultural uses. Lamme plans to host a small farmer’s market for local growers. He also hopes to offer educational programs for area school children. The Dacula City Council will vote on the rezoning request during its Thursday, June 2 meeting. The council meets at Dacula City Hall, located at 442 Harbins Road in Dacula.