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Beazer planning 30 townhouses for downtown Roswell

by John Yellig

Image courtesy of Beazer Homes Inc.

National homebuilder Beazer Homes Inc. is planning to develop 30 townhomes just outside downtown Roswell.

According to planning documents, the townhomes are expected to be priced in the high $400,000s to low $500,000s.

Image courtesy of Beazer Homes Inc.

The new master-planned community will consist of six, three-story buildings situated in two rows on a 2.52-acre property at the corner of Myrtle Street and Zion Circle, just a couple blocks east of Roswell City Hall and Roswell Cultural Center.

Three buildings, with five residences apiece, will face Myrtle Street, while the other three, also with five residences each, will open onto a new alleyway behind the first row.

The property is currently divided into five parcels, each occupied by an older, single-family house that will be demolished.

The land is zoned for residential mixed-use, so the construction of townhouses there is by-right, according to the document, which was submitted to Roswell’s Design Review Board.

Beazer is asking the city to waive a provision that requires garage doors on front-loading townhomes to be no more than 50% of the width of the unit. At only 24 feet wide, the Myrtle Street units could only allow a single car door under the ordinance.

“As an alternative, we have specifically chosen a garage door for both style, transparency, and function to mitigate the visual appearance of a proposed 16′ garage door,” Beazer’s letter of intent to the board states.

The proposal calls for doors with panel designs that convey a set of side-by-side double carriage house doors, the document said.

 

Image courtesy of Beazer Homes Inc.

 

 

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