For immediate release
Dec. 19, 2014
The Lilburn Planning Commission has recommended approval of a proposed development for businesses and residences on the southwest corner of Main Street and Lawrenceville Highway (US 29). The project would be a key piece in the ongoing redevelopment of downtown Lilburn.
Nacoochee Corporation has come forward with a proposal for the 7.7-acre assemblage across Main Street from the future City Hall-Library site. The Lilburn Downtown Development Authority owns the property, which is zoned for commercial use.
Nacoochee Corporation’s plans show businesses fronting Lawrenceville Highway and Main Street, and a multi-story residential building fronting Church Street and Main Street. A parking deck would be constructed in the center of the square with the same design elements of the businesses and homes. The property is located within the Lawrenceville Highway Corridor Overlay District, which means it is subject to strict standards for landscaping, architecture, and signage.
"This project fits within the Comprehensive Plan and our vision for the redevelopment of Lilburn by providing different housing options not currently located in the city," said Doug Stacks, Director of Planning and Economic Development.
There was a public hearing during the Planning Commission meeting on Dec. 18. The Commission voted 4-0 (Kathy Rice absent) to recommend approval of a Special Use Permit to accommodate the housing component. There will be a second public hearing and City Council will consider final approval of the permit on Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 76 Main St.
Doug Stacks, City of Lilburn, Director of Planning and Economic Development, 770-921-2784 office, email@example.com
Gary Furrow, representing Nacoochee Corporation, 404-428-7084, firstname.lastname@example.org