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Wednesday July 6th, 2022 7:08PM

Mt. Airy formalizes moratorium on subdivisions, mobile homes

By Rob Moore Reporter

Even as interest grows in a large parcel of undeveloped land in Mt. Airy that originally was purchased years ago to house a second high school in Habersham County, town leaders have formalized a temporary moratorium on subdivisions and mobile homes.

“We’re holding off on mobile homes because we realize that our mobile home ordinance is kind of outdated,” said Mayor Ray McAllister. “It doesn’t reflect some of the things that the state legislature has changed over the last several years.”

McAllister said Mt. Airy, other municipalities, and Habersham County are working to standardize development regulations so no one jurisdiction has a clear advantage over the others.

Asked about the proposed development off Demorest-Mt. Airy Highway, McAllister said, “I am not at liberty to discuss that at this time. It’s just something that’s on the drawing board. Nothing has occurred at this time, so we can’t say anything about it really.”

McAllister confirmed the roughly 80-acre tract is the property that was bought by a former county board of education for development of a future second high school. That land was sold by the BOE in recent years after that concept was no longer relevant.

 

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