I received the updated plans for the Milledge Place development. I see how hard Jay and so many others have worked to fight the small complex at Stephens and Briarcliff and I am overwhelmed at required time, effort and money a battle against Milledge Place would bring. One bright spot is the support from surrounding neighborhoods such as Woodland Park, Vista Grove, Mason Mill and others.
I plan to attend as much of the meeting as I can on Wednesday and would like to develop an argument for ensuring the cut through traffic is kept to a minimum. I feel like this is the least that we can do — maybe we can get a team to do more???
Not sure if I attached these files correctly, please let me know if I need to update them.
Below is a brief of the revisions composed by David Payne:
Here are the changes:
- Biltmore Road: widen Biltmore Road along their site for a dedicated left and right turn onto Clifton at a stop sign. (It cannot be a signalized intersection as it is too close to the existing signal at Briarcliff and Clifton.)
- Biltmore Road entrance: a new entrance onto Biltmore. Left in/ Right out only. Traffic island will be installed to enforce left in/ right out.
- Briarcliff Road: dedicated right turn lane onto site to allow thru traffic to continue. Entrance will change from “full access” to “right in/ right out” only. Traffic island will be installed to enforce right in/ right out.
- Will give GDOT and County 12’ of dedicated right of way all around the site for future infrastructure improvement.
- Will not request for land use change request to increase density. Will remain in “Town Center” which allows for 60 unit/acre (x 3.38 acres = 202 units) at 5 stories. Approximately 50% one bedroom, 50% two bedrooms.
- Proposed parking ratio is 1.6 per unit. I asked do you really need so much parking; he said the County requires 1.5 per unit min; 3.0 per unit max.
Since they are not seeking zoning changes, they only need to the design to be approved.