A new townhome development will be coming to downtown Buford on the site of the former Clack’s gas station on West Main Street in between South Alexander Street and Church Street.
The proposal presented to the Buford City Commission during its Oct. 4 meeting asked for the rezoning of 106 and 130 W. Main St. from the general business district to RM multifamily residential district with a special use permit to allow for attached townhomes.
BBC Investment Group LLC of Suwanee was approved to construct eight attached townhomes on the .518 acre site with multiple conditions they must meet. No one came forward with any objections to the proposed development.
According to the conditions approved by the Buford City Commission, the townhomes will be three stories in height with a minimum of 1,800 square feet of heated floor area. The townhomes must feature four sides consisting of 40% brick or stone with accents that can be brick, stone, rock, stucco, shakes, Hardiplank and concrete siding that cannot exceed 60%.
The yards will feature sod and must have at least one ornamental tree per yard. The developer must ensure the sidewalks that are required for new developments tie into the existing pedestrian sidewalk system already in place along Main Street.
The townhomes will have driveways accessible by Jones Alley, which BBC Investment Group must pay to improve “per the standards of Buford Development Regulations.” Jones Alley will have to meet the standard street width and have a right of way. The driveways themselves will have to be at least 18 feet in length.
The piece of land was originally purchased by the city of Buford and then deeded over to the Buford Downtown Development Authority. The Buford DDA put the property up for sale by bids with BBC Investment Group winning the bid.