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Federal money sought in South Hall project for developmentally disabled adults
Work could begin soon on a 21-acre site in South Hall County for development into a community serving developmentally disabled adults. The “Just” People community project has been in the works since its highly contested rezoning by the Hall County Board of Commissioners in September 2015.
Construction could start later this year in South Hall on an 84-unit residential complex for developmentally disabled people, as federal financing is being sought for the project. “Just” People is pushing for money through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Direct Loan and Grant Program for the $18 million project, a 21-acre site off McEver and Radford roads near Flowery Branch. “We’re expecting to have an answer back by the first or second week of September,” project manager Kyle A. Ivey said. “(USDA is) trying to use up the rest of the money before the end of the fiscal year (on Sept. 30).” As part of the project, “Just” People had to complete an environmental assessment of the property.