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Hall planning board votes on North Hall car wash, South Hall housing project
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An industrial complex on Cagle Road is being proposed to the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday. - photo by Scott Rogers

Update: Hall County’s Planning Commission recommended denial of an application Monday, June 21, for a new car wash and storage facility near Lanier Village Estates. 

The project drew several speakers in opposition, mostly with concerns about noise, lighting issues and traffic caused by the project. One resident was also concerned that he would be able to see the building from his home. The car wash would be a 5,152-square-foot building located at 3654 Thompson Bridge, and the site plan shows a three-story, 63,300-square-foot self-storage facility at the rear of the property.

Despite the developer, Dustin Barrett of D. Barrett Investment Properties LLC, making amendments to the site plan including raising an 8-foot masonry wall and moving the setback back 25 more feet, creating a 45-foot setback, residents of Lanier Village Estates still opposed the project. Barrett said that lights would be 12-15 feet in height and residents would likely not see the project because of its lower elevation. 

The application will still be heard by the Hall County Board of Commissioners at its July 8 meeting.

127 homes project at Gwinnett-Hall county line

A nearly 60-acre development with 127 planned single family homes to be located at 4119 and 4131 Ridge Road had its application approved with amendments by the Planning Commission Monday, June 21. 

The applicant, Terri J. Chandler, accepted amendments including changing the lot sizes from 7,800 square feet to a minimum of 8,000 square feet, which would likely reduce the number of total homes in the subdivision. The subdivision requires rezoning from agricultural-residential to planned residential development.

Residents from the Jones Creek subdivision also off of Ridge Road spoke in opposition to the development, citing extra traffic that could be caused by the subdivision and noting that these homes would be on smaller lots than those in Jones Creek. 

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will hear the application for rezoning with amendments on July 22. 

Sawmill and lumber yard tabled until July 19 meeting

A 123,450-square-foot development featuring a sawmill, lumberyard, wood boiler and biofuel plant are proposed on 31.5 acres at 4258 Cagle Mill Road in northeast Hall County. The development was tabled at request of the developer, Cagle Road LLC, until the Planning Commission's July 19 meeting. The developer requested time to address the commission’s concerns.

Previous story: An industrial complex, car club and more housing developments are proposed items going before the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, June 21.

Here’s a look at what’s being considered:

Biofuel plant among proposed industrial uses

A 123,450-square-foot development featuring a sawmill, lumberyard, wood boiler and biofuel plant are proposed on 31 ½  acres at 4258 Cagle Mill Road in northeast Hall County.

Cagle Road LLC is seeking a rezoning from agricultural-residential to heavy industrial for the development, which would run parallel to a railroad line.

The developer’s description of the project shows a connection to the rail line by reestablishing an old rail spur, but “no documentation was provided showing that this connection has been approved by the owner of the railroad,” according to Hall County planning documents.

“The request is not consistent with the (county’s) comprehensive plan due to the rural future land-use classification and existing agricultural and residential development patterns along Cagle Road,” states the planning report.

Hall County planning staff is recommending denial of the project.


Contested car wash goes back before board

A car wash and self-storage warehouse facility that drew opposition from neighboring residents at the June 7 planning board meeting returns to the board.

D. Barrett Investment Properties LLC’s project would be on 5.7 acres at 3654 Thompson Bridge Road, next to Lanier Village Estates.

The car wash would be a 5,152-square-foot building. A site plan shows a three-story, 63,300-square-foot self-storage facility at the rear of the property.

“Although not currently planned or shown on the site plan, applicant requests the option and ability to construct an outdoor storage facility for boats, recreational vehicles, and similar items on the back portion of (the property),” according to Hall County planning documents.

Several residents spoke out against the proposal at the June 7 meeting, citing concerns about security, noise, lighting and traffic.


127 homes proposed at Hall-Gwinnett line

A subdivision featuring 127 single-family homes is proposed at 4119 Ridge Road and 4131 Ridge Road in South Hall near Gwinnett County.

The development would be on nearly 60 acres, featuring two-story, three-bedroom homes with a price range of $325,000 to mid-$400,000, according to a Hall County planning report.

The subdivision would include about 16 acres of open space.

Terri J. Chandler is seeking a rezoning from agricultural-residential to planned residential development to allow for the subdivision, which would be next to Jones Creek subdivision, a neighborhood partly in Hall and partly in Gwinnett.


Warehouse space geared toward car enthusiasts

Warehouse and office space tailored for car enthusiasts is planned on 1 ½ acres at 5235 Winder Highway and 5241 Winder Highway, across from Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

The applicant, Trackside 53 Properties LLC, says “that the proposed use has not yet been determined, but that there has been interest from potential buyers for an office/warehouse facility as well as a car club,” according to a Hall County planning report.

“Being directly across the street from Road Atlanta, our intention is to create office warehouse/ storage space for hopefully high-end car enthusiasts,” said David Purcell of Trackside 53 Properties in a letter to the county.

“I’m not a developer, just an individual trying to establish a way of supplementing my retirement income and something to pass along to my heirs,” Purcell said.

Trackside is seeking to rezone the property from agricultural-residential to light industrial to allow for the project.

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