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194-home subdivision going before Hall commissioners Thursday
Hall County Government Center

A proposed gated subdivision of 194 homes off Lake Lanier is set to be heard Thursday by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

National homebuilder CalAtlantic Group is seeking to turn 72 acres of land — mainly a pasture, a smattering of structures and two chicken houses — into an age-restricted development at 5062 Stephens Road, off Flat Creek Road near Oakwood.

The planned unit development would have a community dock, swimming pool, tennis courts and a clubhouse.

The property is currently owned by Anderson, Mark and Glen Byers and is zoned as agricultural-residential.

Hall County Board of Commissioners

What: Proposed rezoning for 194 home subdivision off Lake Lanier

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Where: Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

CalAtlantic Group’s proposal has been recommended for approved by the Hall County Planning Commission.

The builder would use Gainesville water and Oakwood sewer for the development, while most of the surrounding area relies on septic tanks, according to a report prepared for the planning board.

More than 4 acres near Lake Lanier would be reserved for public amenities in the gated community — a public dock, clubhouse, pool and tennis courts.

As proposed, the development would have about 2.7 units per acre and a minimum lot size of 6,500 square feet. The minimum home size will be 1,600-1,800 square feet.

Roads in the subdivision would be private and maintained by the homeowners association, which would form when the neighborhood is complete. Construction is expected to finish before 2021.

CalAtlantic operates in 19 states and specializes in neighborhood developments, according to its website. Its Georgia operations are based in Alpharetta.

In other business, Cooley Enterprises is proposing to open a poultry processing operation in an existing facility on 11.27 acres at 2063 Memorial Park Drive near Industrial Drive.

The existing structure was used for offices by Perdue Foods until 2014, and before that the property was used for poultry processing by King’s Delight.

Cooley Enterprises hopes to reopen the plant and hire 20-50 employees to work 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.