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Planning board approves proposal for a welding shop, trucking company on Candler Road
2010 Candler Road

Update, April 19: The Hall County Planning Commission on Monday approved a request to construct a 50,000-square-foot welding shop off Candler Road that would also be the home of a trucking company.

The proposal will head to a future Board of Commissioners’ meeting agenda for the final say.

According to county documents, the site plan does not include a layout or footprint of the proposed building footprint or details regarding the structure’s architecture style or building materials

The planning board attached four conditions to its recommendation of approval, including that the applicant must apply for and maintain a Hall County business license.


Dunagan said in a Jan. 22 memo sent to county officials that the company is “continually growing” and that a new building is necessary to accommodate its workforce.


A 50,000-square-foot welding shop is proposed off Candler Road in southeast Hall.

The 9-acre site at 2010 Candler Road otherwise would be the home of a trucking company, according to a Hall County planning document.

Paden Dunagan is seeking to rezone the site south of Lee Land Road from agricultural-residential to heavy industrial.

The proposal is set for a public hearing at 5:15 p.m. Monday, April 19, before the Hall County Planning Commission, which will forward a recommendation to the Hall County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners has final say.

Both the planning board and Board of Commissioners meet in the Hall County Government Center at 2875 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville.

“The future land use shows the subject property is within an employment corridor,” according to a staff report. “The primary land uses anticipated within this corridor are industrial uses, business parks and technology-based operations.”


Hall County Planning Commission

When: 5:15 p.m. Monday, April 19

Where: 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

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