170 Apartments Proposed for 141 & Bell Rd. An Active 55+ Adult Apartment Complex, Bistro Restaurant & Fitness Center on 141 & Bell Rd is being petitioned. 170 units on a 6 Acre Lot (25 Units per Acre).
The tenants are described to be “very active” and the 5 story complex will not offer any level of care or meals etc. A variety of 1,2 & 3 Bedroom apartments will be available.
A Parking Garage is proposed for the frontage along 141. The developer indicated 275 parking spots, the minimum allowed.
Zoning variances will be necessary to fit everything in the space available.
Developer Traffic Count Study indicates 849 Daily trips from the Apartments.
The only road improvement indicated in the submitted plans is a turn lane area to enter & exit the complex (in Red).
This area Circled in Green will become more dysfunctional as Cars seeking to turn left (blue) into the apartment complex will block the cars exiting the Church (purple).
Highlighted in yellow is the Urban Plaza, where Bistro Restaurant and Fitness Center is proposed.
City Council Hearing Nov 16th, 2015
This will be the first meeting with the newly elected council of Post 2 & 5 (stipulation of no run-off).
The owner of this property, Mr. Wages, has given Post 2 candidate, Todd Burkhalter, a campaign contribution of $750.
This is a commercial C-1 property being turned into residential use. The Mayor and city council say we are deficient in commercial and that we need to protect our commercial space for the revenue it provides.
Traffic is the number 1 issue in Johns Creek. Yet here we are adding another high-density project that will make traffic worse without a solution to our current traffic issues. The number of daily trips to be added on Bell Road is likely to be more than 10% of the current traffic load, which is a significant increase.
Traffic on 141 North and South will need to be stopped longer to allow for this additional traffic load.