Gwinnett man wants to build farm-centered community with 32 homes

A Gwinnett County man wants to start a farming community on 50 acres of land in Grayson, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Justin Brady bought the wooded tract of land near Lakeview Road to make his dream of a “farmmunity” a reality. Plans submitted to the Gwinnett County Planning Commission detail Brady’s vision.

The community would be centered around a lake and working farm with 32 homes, a coffee shop and a store to sell the produce grown on the farm. The homes, starting at $400,000, would be built close together to foster relationships between neighbors, Brady told Channel 2.

“By putting homes closer together, you get folks talking together,” Brady told Channel 2. “I think that builds the community.”

Some nearby residents oppose the retail aspect of the project. The produce store and coffee shop could lead to further commercial development, Catherine Hernandez told Channel 2.

“The project is very visionary, but the commercial aspect is what we’re opposed to because once you open the door to commercial you set a precedent in the area,” said Hernandez, a member of the Lakeview Road Coalition.

The project is up for a vote at the planning commission’s July meeting.

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