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Dawsonville City Council approves construction of 67 homes in Thunder Ridge development
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On Jan. 4, the Dawsonville City Council approved the final plat of Phase 1 of the Thunder Ridge development, which will allow for the construction of 67 new homes. - photo by Erica Schmidt

At the Jan. 4 meeting of the Dawsonville City Council, council members approved the final plat of the Thunder Ridge Phase 1 development, which will allow for the construction of 67 new homes. 

According to David Picklesimer, Planning Director for the city of Dawsonville, the Thunder Ridge project has been underway since 2017, when LCG Residential LLC purchased a total of 137.42 acres of land, equaling 217 residential lots within the city limits. LCG Residential agreed to a density of 1.58 units per acre and a proposed house size of 1600 square feet. 

“LCG Residential LLC also committed to provide a 2.156 acre amenity area that will include a playground, community clubhouse, community pool and walking trails,” Picklesimer said. 

At the Jan. 4 meeting of the Dawsonville City Council, council members voted unanimously to approve the final plat for the first phase of the Thunder Ridge project. This vote gave LCG Residential approval to begin building the first homes within the development. 

“The final plat approval from the Mayor and City Council was the green light LCG Residential LLC needed to start building homes,” Picklesimer said. 

LCG Residential has contracted with Adams Homes from Cumming to begin the building project. The company will continue to work on the second phase of the project, which will consist of building the remaining 150 units. 

Dawsonville Mayor Mike Eason reminded council members at the Jan. 4 meeting that the project was originally approved by the previous city administration. 

“Pretty much all of this was approved prior to any member of the council or myself being on the board, so we’re just going by what was already approved by our predecessors,” Eason said. 

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