The Hall County Commission unanimously approved Thursday night a rezoning for a self-storage facility on McEver Road.
The 11.36-acre tract, located between McEver Road and Pleasant Hill Road, will feature three two-story self-storage buildings. Each building will be about 24,000 square feet. They will include both climate-controlled and non-climate-controlled units.
A single-story office building will also be constructed on the property, sized at about 2400 square feet.
Tyler Smith, an attorney representing applicant 3625 McEver Road, LLC., said the facility will look different depending on the viewer's position.
"Given the topography, the two-story units are going to be somewhat built into the hill," Smith said. "From the south, they're going to look like one-story buildings, and from the north, they're going to look like two-story buildings."
The site was rezoned from Agricultural-Residential III to Planned Commercial Development.
The site will also feature a 200-foot buffer to the east of the property to protect a nearby residential development.
Smith said the property owner has owned the property for years. He said this type of development best suits the site.
"Given the lack of sewer, there are only so many options that the property would be suitable for," Smith said. "We would respectfully submit that this use is the least intrusive use of any commercial concept that could be on the property ... Residential is not feasible ... same with retail development."
No one spoke in opposition to the rezoning at a public hearing on the matter Thursday night prior to the vote from the commission.
Other rezoning actions taken at Thursday evening's meeting:
Prior to approving the rezoning application for the self-storage facility on McEver Road, the Hall County Commission also tabled two additional rezoning items on the agenda.
First, a rezoning for a proposed boat and RV storage facility on a 2.12-acre tract on Holiday Road near Green Road was tabled until Feb. 9. Hall County Planning and Development Director Randi Doveton requested the commission table the item as the applicant reportedly did not post their rezoning signs within a timely manner.
The second item, an application to rezone a 134.14-acre tract on Cornelia Highway near Cagle Road, was tabled until the Hall County Commission's meeting on Feb. 23.
Doveton said the applicant initially wanted to rezone the property to Heavy Industrial but wanted to downzone their application to Light Industrial. The applicant wished to table the item until Feb. 9, but the decision was made to table it until Feb. 23 to give more time to post signs in the area.