The Canton City Council is scheduled to discuss a request Wednesday to bring 558 housing units and a lakeside restaurant to the Great Sky neighborhood.

The applicant, Great Sky Lots Holdings, LLC. is seeking a conditional use permit to construct 474 apartment units, 68 townhome units, and 16 duplex units across almost 60 acres of land south of the Hickory Log Creek Reservoir near Teasley Middle School. The request also includes a lakeside restaurant, a trail system, and amenities within the residential portion of the development. The development would include 995 parking spaces.

The city council will also hear a request from city management to purchase property located at 240 McClure St. for $19,100. Jeff Rusbridge, partner of Hembridge Properties LLC, owns the property. The area is located just beyond recently acquired property adjacent to Harmon Park. The property is less than one acre. The city is looking to extend its ownership along the Etowah River, according to city documents. This property would provide additional options to install trails westward toward the fairgrounds, or to install a trail across the Etowah to the Boling Park and Heritage Park trail system. Canton Parks and Recreation impact fees would be used to purchase this property, .

The Canton City Council will also discuss a possible intergovernmental agreement with the Downtown Development Authority that would allow for the DDA to search for a potential buyer of the Jones Building in downtown Canton. This buyer would also redevelop the building.

The DDA went through a request for qualifications process earlier this year, and the next step for them would be for the city council to approve a formal agreement to sell the property on behalf of the city.

The council will discuss these requests at their meeting starting at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at City Hall, 110 Academy St. in Canton. The meeting will also be live streamed at canton.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

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