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20-home addition to Reunion Country Club OKd by Hall planning board
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A 20-home addition to Reunion Country Club in South Hall was OK’d by the Hall County Planning Commission Monday night.

The homes would be built on 8.5 acres off Deaton Henry Road, which juts off Spout Springs Road north of Williams Road.

“But we’re not looking at any connection to (Deaton Henry), so (the addition) wouldn’t affect people who live there,” said Gainesville engineer Brian Rochester, representing the builder, Pulte Home Corp. of Smyrna.

Rochester was asked by one Deaton Henry resident if trees would separate properties off his road and the new addition.

“As much as you want a buffer, to be able to sell these houses, (Pulte is) going to want a buffer,” Rochester said.

The property being eyed for the new homes is “currently vacant timber land with no improvements,” states Pulte’s application.

“Access to this parcel would be through a future phase of Reunion,” the application also states.

To develop the site, which touches existing Reunion property, Pulte is seeking a rezoning to planned residential development from agricultural-residential.

The commission’s decision now goes before the Hall County Board of Commissioners for final approval.

Hall County planning staff also is recommending approval of Pulte’s plans subject to original conditions placed on the 641-acre development, including that homes are at least 1,700 square feet in size.

The 812-lot subdivision was originally rezoned in 1999.

Reunion is in a particularly fast-growing area of South Hall, with the six-lane Friendship Road/Ga. 347 splitting Grand Reunion Drive, one of the major entrances into the neighborhood.

The subdivision also has an entrance off Spout Springs Road, at Dove Point Lane and near Hall County Fire Station 14.

Spout Springs, a mostly two-lane road, is being targeted for widening between Flowery Branch and Braselton. Hall County officials have said they’re hoping to start this year buying property needed for the $60 million project.