Article by Sarah Mueller, originally published by Gainesville Times on Aug 20, 2013.
Photo Credit: Kolter

Gainesville City Council is set to consider a final annexation vote today on Cresswind at Lake Lanier subdivision.

OK Lake Lanier LLP, also known as the Kolter Group, is requesting to annex more than 76 acres of land so it can build more houses. City Council approved the first vote on Cresswind earlier this month.

The Kolter Group made the request to increase its number of lots from 799 to 950. Company Vice President Robert Rademacher said it’s selling houses faster than expected and, if this pace continues, it will have less than a year’s supply of lots available.

One of the conditions of the annexation is that a traffic study must be conducted before development can begin, though clearing and grading the land will be allowed. The traffic study was previously delayed at the request of city Planning Manager Matt Tate, who said the city could not get accurate counts until school is in session.