Bush Road Acreage May Be Developed

A small residential community is proposed for the Peachtree Corners property.


Developers have proposed a single family subdivision on undeveloped acerage along Bush Road.

Buford-based Prime Interest Development, Inc. has submitted an application with Gwinnett County Zoning Department for the 10.1 acres of land for 19 homes.

The applicant's rezoning letter of intent is requesting a Special Use Permit to allow an R-100 modified subdivision to allow for the construction of the homes. The site plan calls for:

  • One entrance from Bush Road.
  • Homes to have a minimum square footage of 2,400 square feet, no more than two stories.
  • Front exterior will be of accents of brick, stone or stucco, masonry siding on the remaining three sides.
  • Price range: High $200s to low $300s.

The application will be presented to the county planning commission on March 7 for approval and will then be presented to the Board of Commissioners on March 27 for final approval.

Debbie Gilbert, a real estate agent with Re/Max, said the property is part of a trust which is being sold.

Scott Ehrlich February 22, 2012 at 05:44 PM
I don't disagree with what Alex or Jeanne said. But I've noticed, for example, in the time spent working on my neighborhood HOA how appreciative residents are when they bring an issue to you, even if its not something you really have the power to do much about, if you bring them to the relevant parties and see if there is anything we can do. Even if you ultimately get back to people and say I looked into it, talked to the right people, and they can't do what you want for reasons X,Y, and Z and here is why, at least it makes them feel like part of the process. In a specific case like what Bob was talking about, there actually is a minor zoning change going on so there does need to be some approval process. And while I completely agree with what Alex had said about letting the property owner's wishes take precedence, since it is his property after all, no reason we can't let the Planning Board know at this point (and the council know at future points) so they can let the developer know that there is concern about the location of the retention pond and the aesthetic views caused by this project and let's see what can be done. That doesn't mean I wouldn't ultimately approve the project if those changes couldn't be made since, as Alex mentions, that is a phenomenal way to spend all our city budget on lawsuits. But I'd also expect the developer to put some effort into satisfying citizen concerns or providing an explanation why they can't before I approved a project.
Pat Bruschini February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM
UPCCA will be holding a land use meeting regarding the Special Use Permit for the 10 acre property on Bush Road. The meeting is set for Monday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. in room 143 of Christ the KIng Lutheran Church. Matt Houser ,District 2 Planning Commissioner ,and Mitch Peevy, who represents the developer, will explain the site plan, the detention pond, and answer all questions. Please pass the word to your Bush Road neighbors. Pat Bruschini, UPCCA President
Bob Martell February 24, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Thank you Pat. We'll be there...
G W. Johnson February 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM
The land in back of the houses is a 'preserve'. Meaning to be left alone and stays as woods. The rain water run off are in the front of the property is a perfect place for natural drainage. We may ask that the wall around the area to be stone face. Making the water run to back of the property will be an expense and the developer may be required to distrub the trees in the preserve.
Bob Martell February 28, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Mr Johnson, I just re-read the packet of information sent out last week by the developer and dont see the word 'preserve' used anywhere. R-100M zoning requires a certain amount of 'green space' in proportion to the amount of development, but doesnt specify what part of a parcel of land be that green space. Additionally, a large chunk of this property falls within the 2000 foot buffer zone with the Chattahoochee River and is subject to some limitations regarding the amount of 'impervious' surfaces...As for expense to make the water run to the rear of the property, I ask you this- should the developer bear that expense or should nearby homeowners bear that expense in the form of reduced property value caused by an unsightly run-off pond? I invite you to come to the meeting next Monday night and get your questions and concerns answered.


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