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Hall County Commissioners approve concrete plant on Candler Road

By AccessWDUN Staff

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday evening on an application for the construction of a concrete plant in the southeastern part of the county.

The applicant and representative Steve Gilliam reiterated the use of the plant prior to the vote, claiming there will be added employment opportunities and strengthened infrastructure regarding road work throughout the county.

The motion to approve the plant was put forward by Commissioner Gregg Poole. It was unanimously approved by the rest of the board.

The concrete plant will be located on 33 acres at 2955 Candler Road, just north of the road's intersection with Highway 211.


Update published Jan. 3 at 1:00 p.m.:

The Hall County Planning Commission voted Tuesday evening on an application for the construction of a concrete plant in the southeastern part of the county.

The motion for a recommendation of approval was placed by Planning Commissioner Stan Hunt. It was then unanimously voted in favor by the rest of the commission.

The applicant's representative, Steve Gilliam, noted that construction of the concrete plan would not adversely impact any neighboring businesses, citing that another similar ready-mix concrete plant sits nearby.

Gilliam also detailed some benefits, such as the added employment opportunities and boosted infrastructure for paving operations throughout Hall County.

No community members in attendance spoke in favor or against the proposal.

That vote will now be forwarded to the Hall County Board of Commissioners, who will make the final decision on the application on Feb. 8.


Original story published Jan. 1 at 10:05 a.m.:

The Hall County Planning Commission will vote Tuesday evening on an application for the construction of a concrete plant in the southeastern part of the county.

According to county planning documents, the concrete plant would be located on a 33-acre property at 2955 Candler Road, just north of the road's intersection with Highway 211.

While the parcel is already zoned to Heavy Industrial, the applicant, Steve Gilliam, is seeking a use approval from the county commission.

The ready-mix concrete operation would be constructed within the interior of the current Heidelberg Materials Gainesville quarry site.

"The intent is to develop a ready-mix concrete operation site to serve the greater Gainesville/Hall County area," a project narrative from the applicant reads.

One office building would be constructed under plans for the site.

If approved by the county commission, the development of the property could be complete by mid-year 2024.

Access to the property would come from the driveway which currently serves the Gainesville quarry operation. 

The applicant said operations could occur at the facility on a 24/7 basis due to the potential for overnight Georgia DOT infrastructure projects. However, the applicant said overnight work would be performed on an "as needed" basis.

You can read the full application and comments from the county by clicking here.

County planning staff recommended approval of the application, with several conditions. The Hall County Planning Commission will vote Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. to either recommend approval or denial of the application. That vote will then be forwarded to the Hall County Board of Commissioners, who will make a final vote on the application on February 8.

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