A popular agribusiness in South Hall, Buford Corn Maze, is seeking permission from Hall County officials to expand into a year-round operation.
Buford Corn Maze, which is located on Friendship Road at Ridge Road, goes before the county planning ommission next month with a request to amend the conditions under which it now operates.
"The Buford Corn Maze is formally requesting to operate year-round as an agritourism destination. They (plan) to construct a building for an all-new farm experience center for the 2020 season that will educate visitors about 'life on the farm' and include informational exhibits, displays of farm implements, and live farm animals," according to the application. "The applicant is requesting these amendments to existing conditions so that the Buford Corn Maze will be able to operate year round and have the flexibility to open primarily on the weekends but also other days of the week beginning in 2020."
The application also requests approval for corporate events and school groups during warmer months as well as the holiday season for Christmas tree sales.
Click here for detailed information on the current operation and plans for the future, as well as the county planning staff's recommendation.
The planning commission meets March 2.
Also on the agenda is a request involving plans for a four-lot subdivision on Walden Road at Yellow Creek Road. In addition, the developers of a subdivision at the end of Hyde Mill Road are requesting permission to reduce the number of lots for that development from 23 to 10.