Imery Group Selected as Project Manager

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CONTACT: Luis Imery, limery@imerygroup.com 770-294-1014

Dacula, GA – Luis Imery of the Imery Group (www.imerygroup.com) has been selected to serve as Project Manager for the Village of Hog Mountain, a traditional neighborhood development (TND) planned near Dacula, GA in the area historically known as Hog Mountain. BJM Properties is the land owner and developer.

Imery will lead the infrastructure development for the master-planned community’s first phase, anticipated to break ground later this year. His firm is also expected to serve as a custom home builder for the neighborhood’s estate lots once initial infrastructure is in place.

“We are thrilled to be working with BJM Properties. Their sense of place, and creating something special on their land is well aligned with our company’s core goal of improving lives one home and neighborhood at a time. It is so encouraging to see something that started a few years ago with a design charrette and long conversations is now coming to fruition.”

Imery is a renowned expert in the sustainable building field. He is a nationally awarded custom homebuilder, and has certified over 1,500 dwellings for green building standards. He has an MBA from the Terry College of Business at UGA, is trained as a civil engineer, and holds many green rating designations such as HERS, BA with BPI, EarthCraft, LEED and Passive House.

In addition, Imery performs consulting including market research, feasibility studies, and land acquisition.

“As we work to build a team that understands the unique TND community we desire to build, it became clear to us that Luis needed to be an integral part of our project,” said BJM partner Greg Beadles. “We are excited to have him lead this next phase of implementing the vision.”

Traditional Neighborhood Developments (TNDs) are a part of a growing movement known as the New Urbanism. New Urbanism is about creating sustainable, human-scaled places where people can live healthy and happy lives. The walkable, vibrant, beautiful places that New Urbanists build work better for businesses, local governments, and their residents. For more information on New Urbanism, visit CNU.org.

The Village of Hog Mountain will include residential, civic and commercial opportunities all within a five-minute walk in a park-like setting near the 900 acre Gwinnett County Little Mulberry Park. Tom Low, director of Civic by Design, led the master planning process. For more information, visit www.hogmountainvillage.com

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Master Plan Approved

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the rezoning master plan for our project last night. Stay tuned for next steps!

 

Updated Master Plan

Our updated master plan is currently under review by the Gwinnett County Planning Department. We will provide more information when available.

Some notes as compared to earlier conceptual versions:

  • The number of residential units is now 86. There are 74 single-family detached home lots ranging in size from 5,000 SF to 1+ acre, 8 mansion townhome lots fronting the village green and 4 live/work flats also along the green.
  • Although there is variety in the home types, with 86 residential units on 66+ acres, the density averages out to only 1.3 units/acre. This reflects the preservation approach being taken. There are over 18 acres of common green space and another 16 acres of estate lots with limited construction disturbance. More than half of the property will remain in its current beautiful woodland state.
  • A roundabout is now proposed at the intersection of Hamilton Mill Parkway and Jim Moore Road. The idea was promoted by the Gwinnett County Planning Department. They are becoming more popular, as evidence of their improved safety, efficiency and traffic calming features emerge. Here is one of many articles on them. They are also more aesthetically pleasing than another set of traffic lights. There remain a total of three (3) entrances to the village spread out along Jim Moore Road.
  • The proposed school location has been pulled into the heart of the village.
  • A village sized commercial area remains that can house offices on the second floor and small retail or restaurants on the ground level.
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Closing Public Presentation on July 29th

 

The closing presentation of our design charrette will be held at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville, GA on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014. Please join us at 7 PM for a reception with the program starting at 7:30 PM. We will hear from Tom Low and review updated site plan options to consider like the version below. Please share with your friends and hope to see you there!

2014 0727 HM Map