Housing projects stall in Cherokee County

Three developments that would have brought nearly 400 new single-family homes to Cherokee County failed to advance at the county Board of Commissioners. KENT D. JOHNSON /KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

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Three developments that would have brought nearly 400 new single-family homes to Cherokee County failed to advance at the county Board of Commissioners. KENT D. JOHNSON /KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

Plans to build nearly 400 single-family homes in Cherokee County came to naught at year’s end as the county Board of Commissioners voted to deny one developer’s zoning request and allowed two other developers to withdraw their proposals.

The county Planning Commission had recommended denial of all three zoning applications.

Southern Farms Development Co. LLC had requested rezoning for 71 acres, on Jep Wheeler Road southwest of Ga. 140, to allow the construction of 92 single-family homes in a conservation subdivision.

The proposal reportedly was opposed by neighboring residents at a Planning Commission hearing in November. A staff report said the project was inconsistent with the county’s plan for Country Estates in the area.

Separately, commissioners allowed applications to be withdrawn without prejudice by Hogan Pond Properties LLC for 199.4 acres at Hogan Pond Lane and Ga. 372, where 166 homes were planned; and by Georgia-Tennessee Development Partners LLC for 78 acres on Collett Road north of Arbor Hill Road, where 120 homes were proposed.