AMLI Residential couldn’t convince Alpharetta City Council to ignore its for sale to rent housing ratio for the city Tuesday night. The developer’s application for rezoning for a 300-unit apartment complex on Westside Parkway just north of Webb Bridge Road was denied at the meeting in City Hall.
Community Development Director Diana Wheeler said the development request would have required a land use change from OI (office and industrial) to high density residential.
The property, which abuts the west side of GA 400, has several streams crossing it, hilly topography and a large number of specimen trees. All of those make it a tough property to build anything, said Phil Teague of AMLI, who presented his company’s development request.
Wheeler identified four problems with the request for apartments:
- She said it is developable under existing zoning;
- The housing ratios in the comprehensive land use plans do not