A 185-lot subdivision off Buffington Farm Road in North Hall was approved Wednesday by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.
The development, also off the Chattahoochee River arm of Lake Lanier, had been set at 166 lots but got a bump when Hall County sewer was added to the mix.
Officials spent about 30 minutes talking about a sewer tie-in with the development, as well as the overarching prospect of opening up the otherwise untapped area north of a developing industrial area off Ga. 365 to sewer.
“We’re trying to get more users on the line,” Commissioner Scott Gibbs said.
Gibbs went on to heap well wishes on the 110-acre development, being planned by Green Implementation Group.
“I hope you do really well because that will help change that whole area, with the Gateway Industrial (Centre) and (surrounding potential development). We think a lot of great things are coming to that end of the county. … We hope you’re sold out in two years.”
Technically, the commission’s vote changed zoning on the property to planned residential development, enabling the project to go forward.
Neighboring property owner Marion Meeks told the commission he initially opposed the development but now supports it.
“I’ve met with the developer and owner numerous times, we’ve gone over the plans many times and they’ve made many adjustments,” Meeks said.
Another subdivision proposal, involving a 56-lot development off Conner Road in South Hall, was postponed to the commission’s May 12 meeting.
“I still have some issues there,” Commissioner Kathy Cooper said. “Hopefully, we’ll have a solution at the next meeting.”