GAINESVILLE - Zoning requests for a new subdivision on Gainesville's southside and an assisted living facility at the other end of town have received a "do pass" recommendation from the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.<br />
The new subdivision, consisting of 55 single-family homes, is planned in the Athens Highway/Wilson Drive area.<br />
The 38-bed assisted living facility is destined for a tract of land at 1351 Park Hill Drive.<br />
City Planning Manager Matt Tate confirmed the planning board's action.<br />
The Gainesville City Council will consider the two requests July 1.
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