In push for density, Habitat constructing first all-townhome challenge

As a part of a push for higher-density reasonably priced housing, a nonprofit group is transferring ahead with its first all-townhome group on acreage north of Atlanta.

Roswell-based Habitat for Humanity–North Central Georgia lately acquired approval to maneuver ahead with a 50-unit group that’s been within the works for a 12 months in Cherokee County’s Holly Springs.

The 6.3-acre website is positioned simply east of Interstate 575 and north of Woodstock, about 30 miles from Midtown.

The Holly Springs Metropolis Council unanimously voted in January to approve the nonprofit builder’s request to annex and rezone the acreage on Edmondson Lane off Previous Ga. Freeway 5 to a designation extra appropriate for urban-style growth. That adopted a 12 months of public hearings and group occasions that aimed to teach space residents on Habitat’s evaluation and qualification course of for its householders, in line with challenge reps.

The goal marketplace for the townhomes can be certified households who cannot fairly afford homeownership due to right this moment’s powerful housing market, in line with HFH–NCG.

North of Atlanta, the Habitat challenge’s 6-acre website on Edmondson Lane off Previous Ga. Freeway 5. Google Maps

“It is a challenge that may have a generational influence on households dwelling, working, and constructing higher lives for themselves in our service space,” in an period of excessive mortgage charges and restricted housing provide, Mike Stafford, HFH–NCG’s president and board chair, stated in a ready assertion.

“For a number of years now,” Stafford continued, “we’ve identified that we have to have some higher-density settings with a view to make homeownership reasonably priced to the rising variety of certified Habitat for Humanity households.”

We’ve requested HFH–NCG representatives concerning the dimension and estimated pricing of the proposed townhomes—and the timeline for constructing them—however had not heard again as of press time. All models will qualify as reasonably priced housing, in line with the group.

Facilities on the Edmondson Lane group will embrace pickleball courts, open greenspaces, and a nature path. All townhomes will characteristic decks off the again and two-car garages, in line with a challenge rendering supplied to Urbanize Atlanta.

HFH–NCG was based in 1994 and right this moment serves North Fulton, Cherokee, Dawson, and Forsyth counties.

Discover extra info on volunteering and different companies right here. Take a look on the forthcoming Holly Springs challenge under. 

Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity – North Central Georgia

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