Following a recent public hearing, the Lawrenceville City Council approved a change in conditions to allow property at the northeast corner of Five Forks-Trickum Road and Sugarloaf Parkway to be developed into an 11,050-square-foot building with retail, restaurant and/or medical office tenants. The property is 1.3 acres, on two lots at 1385 and 1395 Five Forks-Trickum Road. The property is presently vacant and undeveloped.
In 2008, the two parcels were annexed into the city limits and rezoned for development as a bank, but the bank was never constructed. The new plan would have 49 parking spaces and driveway connections to Sugarloaf Parkway and Five Forks-Trickum Road. A 15-foot landscape strip is proposed around the perimeter of the property and along both road frontages.
The project was approved taking into consideration comments expressed by long-time Lawrenceville resident and attorney Larry Stewart representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints whose property is next door. The church fears potentially competing adjacent driveways could make entering and exiting Sugar Loaf Parkway even more problematic for their congregation. Lawrenceville officials assured Stewart the church’s concerns would be kept in mind as the project moves forward in the development and approval process and suggested the two property owners evaluate the possibility of a shared driveway.