MILTON, Ga. — Residents got their first look at a proposed K-8 private school at a Community Zoning Information Meeting March 26. The applicant is seeking a use permit for the school located at the intersection of Freemanville Road and Redd Road.
The Premo School would include six classrooms and employ six full-time teachers with a maximum of 80 students. The 7,000-square foot school would be in session from 7:10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
According to a letter from the applicant, Evera Premo, The Premo School would emphasize sustainability and respect for the environment and will use the existing barn facilities on the site to house chickens and other farm animals.
The school’s entrance will be located on Redd Road with an asphalt road running parallel to Freemanville Road in front of the school. Gravel from an existing greenhouse pad will be reused for parking spaces and a pick-up/drop-off area in the northern section of the 5.7-acre site.
The applicant has proposed a four-board equestrian fence along the property on Freemanville Road and Redd Road.
The applicant is also requesting two variances, including deleting the 75-foot undisturbed buffer and 10-foot improvement setback on the eastern portion of the property to include a proposed ADA ramp, parking and privacy fencing. A variance to delete the 100-foot setback on the eastern property line has also been requested.
“Because we are unable to demolish the structure and build from scratch, the variances are crucial to the purchase of this property,” a letter from the applicant said.
The letter also stated the applicant has been made aware there will be a need for either right of way acquisition or an easement at the intersection of Freemaville Road and Redd Road for the city’s proposed trail system.
“We are fully in support of the Milton trail initiative and will cooperate as needed to be a good neighbor,” the letter said.
The Premo School currently has an operating campus in Roswell.
The proposal is set to go before the Design Review Board April 9 and to the Planning Commission April 24