A New Holland development that includes a Fazoli’s got the go-ahead from the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday.
A group of investors led by Wayne Keel petitioned the city to annex and rezone a 6.32-acre lot for a proposed New Holland Crossing at the corner of White Sulphur Road and Jesse Jewell Parkway/Ga. 369 with the hope of building the Italian restaurant and two other businesses.
Since first applying, the group decided to add a car wash to its proposal — an idea opposed by planning staff with the city, who felt it was outside of the plan for the New Holland area.
Brent Garrett, owner of the Xtreme Clean Auto Spa on Browns Bridge Road, wants to build a second location in New Holland. He wasn’t at the meeting on Tuesday, but the group told the council that the property would be attractive and would fit the character of the area.
Council members voted to allow a car wash on the development with conditions that include additional landscaping and a restriction that it can’t be on the corner lot on White Sulphur Road and Jesse Jewell Parkway — the spot currently reserved for Fazoli’s.
A use for the third lot has yet to be identified. Keel’s engineer, Ed Myers, said the lot will be built out and advertised.
Council members unanimously approved the annexation and rezoning with seven conditions, which along with the cosmetic restrictions require the developers to fund a traffic study to determine if turn lanes into the property need to be lengthened.