Toll Brothers Alliance Engineering and Planning submitted plans to the City of Suwanee to develop single-family homes on property located on Settles Bridge Road and lying northwest of the intersection with Moore Road and a request the property from R-140 (Single Family Residential) to R-100 (Single Family Residential).
On January 4, 2022, the Suwanee Planning Commission conditionally recommended approval. The City Council is expected to review the rezoning request during their meeting scheduled on January 25, 2022. Conditions of approval include that all homes shall be constructed with brick or stone as the primary exterior material on three sides, homes must be at least 2,400 square feet in size, sidewalks are provided on both sides of the interior streets, installation of street trees, construction buffers are maintained around stormwater facilities and that all utilities shall be located underground.
The rezoning would facilitate the development of 121 acres into a 174-lot single-family residential neighborhood with access from a single public road onto Settles Bridge Road. According to City documents, the proposed neighborhood is part of a larger 131-acre tract. The landowner intends to retain ten acres and is not part of the rezoning request.
A 3.1-acre amenity area is proposed near the center of the neighborhood and is adjacent to an undisturbed 2.5-acre cemetery. The amenity includes three tennis courts, a 25-yard pool, and a clubhouse. The applicant also proposed a large open space parcel at the northern end of the project and two smaller open space parcels at the southerly end of the project.
According to City Planners, the 2040 Comprehensive Plan specifies that the property should be developed with low-density residential or as a conservation subdivision that concentrates on two to four units per acre. The proposed residential development has a density of 1.45 acres meeting the intent of the future land use plan.