Roswell rejects high-density housing request

The Roswell City Council rejected a controversial proposed rezoning for high-density housing, after hearing from residents opposed to the project.

The plan would have rezoned a nearly 4-acre tract of land at 9459 Coleman Road from single-family estate to single-family small lot, to develop a subdivision containing eight homes in the $750,000 price range with a density of 2.05 units per acre.

City staff and the planning commission recommended denial of the proposal, fearing it would have a domino effect. Neighborhood residents who spoke out against the plan raised that concern and said that the proposal would pose traffic congestion and safety issues.

A representative of the developer told the council that strong demand for upscale housing existed in the area, that high-density zoned housing already abutted the property and that the plan would not negatively impact the environment.