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Forsyth OKs center, but opposition remains
Facility will not be used for drug rehabilitation
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CUMMING — For the second time in three months, the Forsyth County Planning Commission has put its stamp of approval on a proposal for a meeting center that has stirred up contention for a northeastern Forsyth neighborhood.

During a meeting Tuesday night, the planning board agreed 3-1 to send a request by Bridgepoint Community Networks to the county commission with a recommendation of approval.

Planning board member Joe Moses voted against the measure. Member Jim Kelleher, who attended by phone, abstained from voting because of his absence.

Bridgepoint has requested a conditional use permit to operate a faith-based, nonprofit club or lodge for youth in the Crystal Cove Shores neighborhood. Plans call for a 2,000-square-foot facility on a half-acre lot at Crystal Cove and Thunder trails.

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