A 31-unit townhome project at 6555 Roswell Road was approved by the City Council Oct. 18 after developer InLine Communities resolved a driveway issue.

A map showing the location of the 6555 Roswell Road site, from InLine Communities’ city filing.

PulteGroup proposed the project earlier this year for a narrow lot just south of the Abernathy Square shopping center, between a Zaxby’s and a Steak ’n Shake. The plan got resistance from neighbors for density and screening issues. But the biggest challenge appeared to be how the entrance would work along with an unusual double driveway already there to serve the Zaxby’s drive-through.

PulteGroup was unable to work out that issue, but Marietta-based InLine worked it out and gained support from local homeowner associations.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.