Artist’s rendering depicts one of the “English Cottage” homes proposed for an Alpharetta development site previously approved for offices. CITY OF ALPHARETTA

Alpharetta OKs changing office site to housing

The Alpharetta City Council has approved a major change for a site previously approved for corporate offices. Now, the property is designated high-density residential, to be developed with 89 detached and attached homes and a six-acre park.

Southeast Real Estate Acquisitions LLC requested the master plan amendment for the Cousins Westside Pod F tract, located between Westside and Encore parkways west of Maxwell Road.

Revised plans call for 36 single-family detached homes, 33 townhouses and 20 manor homes with prices averaging in the mid $500,000s, mid $400,000s and mid $200,000s, respectively, according to a staff report. The residences will have English Cottage styling, and they and the park will occupy a site of 19.87 acres.

The development will be a gated community, but the park will be dedicated to the city and accessible to the public. Pod F is one of two remaining undeveloped tracts of the Cousins Westside Master Plan, approved in 2003 as a mixed-use development containing offices, stores, restaurants, multi-family housing and other uses.

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