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Friday November 16th, 2018 11:05AM

City planning staff 'okays' proposed shopping center on current site of Gainesville Masonic Lodge

By Ken Stanford Reporter

Plans to replace the Gainesville Masonic Lodge on Dawsonville Highway with a small strip shopping center have received the blessings of the city's planning staff.

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board is expected to consider the request when it meets Tuesday, July 10.

As AccessWDUN reported last month, plans call for a retail/office/restaurant complex on the site, consisting of two buildings, totaling 13,500 square feet.

Conditions attached to the planning staff's recommendation include a number of prohibited uses for the property.

According to city planning department documents, the site is not to include "motels or hotels, group homes, crisis centers, adult novelty stores, adult entertainment centers, pawn shops, dollar-type stores, massage parlors, tobacco or vaping stores, tire stores, auto parts stores, gas station/convenience store, auto body shops, automobile sales establishments, marine sales or repair stores, automated or non-automated car washes, truck stops, coin-laundry facilities, tattoo parlors, psychics, fortune tellers, clairvoyants and the like."

The city's planning and appeals board meets Tuesday, July 10, at 5:30 at the Gainesville Justice Center on Queen City Parkway.

 

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