ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Alpharetta City Council was scheduled this week to consider a rezoning request to allow construction of a three-story office building in the heart of downtown.
The applicant, 100 N. Main St. Alpharetta LLC, is asking to change the zoning from neighborhood commercial to downtown mixed-use for the 28,000-square-foot building with a two-level parking deck with 90 spaces in back. The property, just shy of 1 acre, is the site of a former florist business.
As proposed, the building would front Main Street just south of Cumming Street which dead-ends at Main.
The city currently has plans to extend Cumming Street west past Main to Canton Street. Funding for that project was part of the $52 million bond referendum voters passed in 2016, however those funds were reallocated when the city was unable to acquire right of way.
As part of the conditions of approval issued by the Planning Commission, the developer would cede right of way for the street extension.
The developer’s plans also accommodate Georgia Department of Transportation plans for widening Main Street into four lanes with 12-foot multi-use sidewalks on either side. That project is still in the right-of-way acquisition phase.
Members of the Planning Commission also agreed to a variance allowing the building footprint to occupy 11,534 square feet.
Currently, the maximum footprint allowed under downtown mixed-use is 10,000 square feet.
If approved, the building would be home to Avego Group Healthcare Capital, a Massachusetts-based company specializing in fostering growth of healthcare firms. The company currently occupies rental space for its eight employees in Alpharetta and is interested in expanding its local operation, according to Stephanie Cooper, chief operating officer for Altiva Management.