March 1, 2022–7:36 p.m.
The Rome City Commission has approved a rezoning request for a townhome development on East 2nd Avenue.
The property, which was the site of the old AT&T building, will go from Community-Commercial to Multifamily-Residential.
The proposed site plans show 31 townhomes, according to Assistant Rome-Floyd Planning Director Brice Wood.
“One of the things we love about it is the ones facing 2nd Avenue are rear-loaded in terms of their parking,” he said. “That way, when you’re driving down the road, you see front doors. You don’t see a parking lot. It gives it much more of an urban, downtown feel.”
This is the first such development after the city commission approved a Unified Land Development Code text amendment to allow townhomes, triplexes, and duplexes along major streets.
“This is one of, I believe, three developments that can now possibly happen because of this,” Wood added. “We see this as a wonderful thing. It’s adding additional users to the existing infrastructure, which will hopefully keep costs down.”
The 31 townhomes will be a mix of 3 stories with 2 car garage and 2 stories with 1 car garage.