Two historic houses on Cherokee Street, including this one, will be relocated to make way for a residential community. Courtesy of Fountain Gate Counseling Center

Cherokee Street development okayed by Kennesaw

After approving an Urban Redevelopment Plan for the Cherokee Street Corridor on Nov. 5, the Kennesaw City Council also agreed Nov. 5 to a Central Business District project for properties on Cherokee Street.

Submitted by Sanctuary Development, the project will involve 2985 Cherokee St. and 3007 Cherokee St. with the relocation of two historic houses and the development of a residential community.

Before the Council’s approval, this project - since it’s in the Central Business District - received required review and approval by the Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority on Oct. 9 and the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) on Oct. 16.

However, the HPC approved the concept with the following stipulations - also adopted by the Council:

  • Submit an updated site plan at proposed relocation parcels, indicating parking and setbacks in relation to existing buildings.
  • Submit credentials and prior historic relocations from proposed relocation company along with a detailed report on project-specific moving methodology.
  • Follow Section 8.3 in its entirety with special focus on documentation of existing buildings before relocation.
  • Submit written documentation for proposed exterior modifications and finishes before relocation, including composite rendering “at final resting place of building.”
  • Plaques are to be relocated in a prominent location.
  • HPC shall be presented design/project updates at 25 percent, 50 percent, 75 percent and 100 percent completion for review and comment.
  • Designer shall review and reference the HPC Design Standards throughout all design phase updates and demonstrate compliance and
  • Designer shall present, at next project update meeting, to describe design intent and compatibility with the district.

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