Residents of Sandy Springs Spalding Woods neighborhood say they’re satisfied with the outcome of a deal that will allow a developer to build 13 single family homes on Mabry Road.

Sandy Springs City Council approved the zoning for the project at its Dec. 17 meeting.

A new developer has taken over the project from Traton Homes, which had initially requested 18 to 20 homes on 6.6 acres of land at the corner of Glenridge Drive and Mabry. Steve Currivan, President of the Spalding Woods HOA, said a poll of residents found 81 percent agreed with the smaller 13-home development.

The original plans for the project stirred up Spalding Woods and the city’s Planning Commission had recommended denying the zoning application. City Council had repeatedly deferred zoning on the project and it brought scores of residents to public meetings in the city.

E.A. Andrews Homes, took over from Traton. City Council named several conditions before approving the rezoning, including:

–          Using techniques that will avoid a cookie cutter appearance for the homes, including differing elevations and architectural styles.

–          The developer will create a mandatory homeowners association and to join the Spalding Woods homeowners association.

–          The developer will erect a fence during the construction phase of the project.

Dan Whisenhunt

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