In the middle of the Feb. 17 Watkinsville City Council meeting, Mayor Bob Smith released on Facebook a memo urging the city council to place a moratorium on zoning and variance approvals until five of his personal goals for the city are accomplished.
Near the end of that same meeting, agents for a developer of senior living facilities presented concept plans for a multi-story, 60-unit building at the intersection of Water and Durham streets. The project would require zoning and variance approval at a future meeting.
The residential development would cover about 66,000 square feet within 8.7 acres. The building will be 3 stories high, although the developers plan to use the topography of the land to create a daylight-basement instead of a retaining wall to manage the grade differential. This change makes the rear of the building four stories.
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