New Quail Forest subdivision on Rose Lane and Skyline Drive will offer homes on 1/3 acre lots for $160,000 and $180,000.
Toccoa City Commissioners, in a unanimous vote at Tuesday’s regular meeting, approved the final plat for the Quail Forest subdivision, as submitted by property owner and developer William R. Perry.
The subdivision plat was presented to the commissioners along with a recommendation for approval from the Toccoa Planning Commission. According to the approved plat, the 14.87-acre subdivision, zoned R1A Single Family Residential, is located on what is now a wooded lot on the northwest corner of Rose Lane and Skyline Drive.
The subdivision will front onto Skyline Drive, with six properties fronting Skyline and the remaining homes arranged around an interior loop road. The infrastructure for the subdivision, including the loop road, curbs, sidewalks and drainage, will be completed in a single phase of construction, Perry told commissioners, adding that the subdivision would use natural gas for the homes. Perry pledged to commissioners to use local contractors, subcontractors, labor and materials for the construction of the subdivision.
Barring any further weather delays, Perry said they are ready to begin construction, and advised commissioners that they already have a contract and earnest money for one interior lot, with hopes to complete construction on that home by the end of July. Construction on the six lots on Skyline Drive will also be among the first to be completed, as the infrastructure for those lots is already in place.
“There is definitely a need for housing in our community,” commissioner Gail Fry told Perry following the vote to approve the plat. “We appreciate your investment in our community.”
Subdivision platting is the process of splitting one larger piece of land into several smaller parcels of land and drawing a map (or plat) of the new subdivision, often for the purpose of selling off the parcels individually. These lots of land are frequently built upon before being sold, often by the same home builder, which is why many homes within a subdivision have a similar look. (Source: Point to Point Land Surveyors, Inc)
Under the City of Toccoa Code Subdivision Ordinance, “Subdivision shall mean all divisions of a tract or parcel of land into five or more lots, building sites or other divisions for the purpose whether immediate or future, of sale, legacy or building development, or any development of a new street or change in existing streets or rights-of-way thereof...No plat of a land subdivision shall be entitled to record in the office of the clerk of the superior court of the county unless it shall have the approval of the city commission inscribed thereon. The filing or recording of a plat of a subdivision without the approval of the city commission as required by this chapter is declared to be a misdemeanor."
According to the ordinance, “no building permits shall be issued until the proposed subdivision has been approved by the city.”