A 187-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall can move forward now that rezoning was approved by the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday night.
The matter moved swiftly to approval, with few comments by commissioners and no resident opposition to the 102-acre development.
Cameron Henderson, president of JH Homes, has said that with the OK, the company could start developing the subdivision, which will be west of Spout Springs near Quincy Drive, in early 2017.
The subdivision earlier got the Hall County Planning Commission’s recommendation with several conditions, including that before the developer gets a permit to start the project, it must design entrance and exit “points to accommodate the road widening improvements for Spout Springs Road.”
Henderson has said he would like to have, if possible, median access to the subdivision when the new four-lane road is built.
Spout Springs is one of Hall’s busiest roads, lined with subdivisions, churches and schools. It also is bookended by commercial developments in Braselton and Flowery Branch.
Hall County officials said in August they now expect the road’s widening to start two years earlier than expected.
The project will be done in phases, with the first phase focusing on Spout Springs between Interstate 985 and Union Circle. Construction is set to begin in fiscal 2019.
Right of way acquisition and construction from Union Circle to just south of Friendship Road/Ga. 347 is expected to follow the first phase, officials have said.
JH Homes’ subdivision, which would be just south of Union Circle and north of Deaton Henry Road, would be affected by the second phase.
The property used to belong to Hall County, which had used the land as a spray field for its Spout Springs sewer treatment plant. The county now discharges into Lollis Creek.
“We will share an entrance with the county to still service the treatment plant,” Henderson has said.