Unanimous approval was given Tuesday evening by the Gainesville City Council to a rezoning request that will bring twenty new residential housing units to a 1.56-acre vacant lot near downtown Gainesville.
Despite a recommendation for approval Monday evening from the Hall County Planning Commission, not all members of the commission are sure a rezoning application for a self-storage warehouse complex is the best use for 5.56-acres along Spout Springs Road.
First reading approval was given by the Flowery Branch City Council Thursday evening to a rezoning application that will bring 65 new townhomes and 26,400-square feet of commercial space to an 11.34-acre site at the southwest corner of McEver Road and Gainesville Street.
The Hall County Planning Commission appeared to have finally put into words the terminology that will govern a new zoning classification, but after a lengthy discussion it decided to wait until next month to vote on the matter.
Hall County has been trying to secure the deed to four parcels of land that will be a used as part of the Georgia Inland Port System, but after months of negotiating with the property owners it appears that an impasse has been reached and exercising the power of Eminent Domain may be the county’s most viable option.