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Proposed neighborhood calls for 332 houses
New development June 2022
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CORRECTION: A hearing date on a rezone for a proposed neighborhood was incorrectly specified in the June 15 edition of DCN. Although the application is online, there has not yet been a hearing scheduled for application ZA 22-15. DCN will provide an update when a date is set.

A subdivision with 332 single-family detached homes is planned near Grizzle and Hanging Dog roads in southern Dawson County, according to a rezoning application posted on Dawson County’s Zoning web page.

The owner, Atlanta-based firm CN Investment Partners LP, requested a rezone of 332.4 acres from Residential Sub-Rural (RSR) to Residential Planned Community (RPC) for a proposed development on tax parcel 097 017. 

DCN will continue to follow the proposed subdivision’s application through the duration of the planning and zoning process. 

The property is bordered by the Etowah River and agricultural land to its north and west. Hanging Dog Road is to its south and Grizzle Road and Suburban Residential-zoned land are to its east. 

The subdivision’s planned density is .99 units per acre, which means the project would have about the same amount of suggested homes as there is acreage. 

A concept plan from home construction firm DR Horton shows the subdivision’s lots and amenity area concentrated in the property’s southern portion. Each of the 332 lots would have a minimum size of 6,000 square feet, and the primary access point is planned to be a paved access road coming off of Grizzle Road. 

As for amenities, there would be a clubhouse, pool and two tennis courts within the development. CN Investment Partners would be adding gas services. 

The application’s letter of intent noted that while the land is designated as rural-residential on the county’s Future Land Use Plan because of the Etowah River’s proximity, the property is “in a high-growth area and surrounded by tracts designated as Suburban Residential (1 unit per acre) and Mixed-Use Village (2.8 units per acre).”

CN Investment Partners’s land tract is also within a half mile of the recently-approved RS-3 development next to Blacks Mill Elementary School. 

RPC zoning would, according to the developer, allow their company to concentrate development in a small part of the site and preserve a substantial amount of open space. 

The developer would also have to fund extension of water and sanitary sewer services through the property, according to an included letter from the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority. 

Likewise, the project would reach DRI thresholds–in other words, more transportation studies and review would be required by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, a partnering authority in area planning and economic development. 

“The neighborhood will provide a much-needed solution for younger families without placing an extreme burden upon our infrastructure,” the letter concluded.