The AJC Published on: 09/11/06
A development partnership has submitted preliminary plans for another massive community in Cherokee County that will mix thousands of homes with office, commercial and retail space.
The project, dubbed Canton West, encompasses 2,341 acres in west Canton and Cherokee County along Ga. 108 and Ga. 140. Partners have been working out details for some time, but the plans were submitted to the Atlanta Regional Commission for review last week. The ARC will look over the plans, may make suggested changes and will find that Canton West is either in the best interest of the region or not. Their decision can carry weight with local authorities, who must approve the rezoning and plans necessary for continued development. It is one of three massive Cherokee County communities announced in recent weeks.
Last month, Stephen Macauley announced plans for a 4,000-acre, 12,000 home community on Lake Allatoona, just south of Canton West.
Also recently, the Johnson Co. announced it was taking over development responsibility for an 8,200-acre community, Lake Arrowhead, north of Canton West. Canton West will have 3,080 homes, 449,000 square feet of retail space, 150,000 square feet of offices and 30,000 square feet of commercial buildings. — Christopher Quinn
I will keep you posted on the progress of these new projects.