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What's next for huge cold storage warehouse proposed at this northeast Hall location
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Update, July 19: Another cold storage warehouse could be added on Ga. 365 in northeast Hall after the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, July 19 approved a 331,872-square-foot warehouse and office space on nearly 80 acres south of Cagle Road, with some staff conditions

The warehouse, proposed by GA Lula Cornelia Hwy LLC, would be adjacent to Americold Logistics’ similar cold storage facility and about 1.5 miles from Kubota off Kubota Way. It would feature a warehouse, office space, a guard shack, loading docks and 110 parking spaces and 160 tractor-trailer parking spaces for trucks to use while waiting to load and unload, according to planning documents.

It would have one access point onto Cornelia Highway, which the developer is still working out with the Georgia Department of Transportation, said J. Alexander Brock, an attorney from Smith, Gambrell & Russell representing the developer. It would also have rail spur access to the rail line to the north of the property, according to planning documents.

The warehouse would likely service 25-50 trucks per day, Brock said. The development would keep about 75% of the property as greenspace, Brock said, and 25% would be covered with impervious surfaces. There are wetlands to the west of the proposed development, which they expect to preserve, Brock said. 

“The applicant will be preserving the existing vegetation and trees in areas not disturbed by grading activities which will add to the visual buffering,” according to planning documents. 

The developer expects the warehouse and office space to have about 90 employees. 

Its tallest building would be restricted to 65 feet in maximum height, according to planning documents.

The application will go before the Hall County Board of Commissioners for final approval on Aug. 26. 



Industrial growth could continue on Ga. 365 in northeast Hall, as a 331,872-square-foot cold storage warehouse is proposed on 80 acres south of Cagle Road.

GA Lula Cornelia Hwy LLC is looking to build the plant at 3835 Cornelia Highway and 3875 Cornelia Highway, or Ga. 365, next to Americold Logistics and about 1 ½ miles from Kubota off Kubota Way. Also nearby is Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 at White Sulphur Road.

The development would feature a warehouse and office space, as well as a guard shack, loading docks and about 160 tractor-trailer parking spaces. It “will have one access point onto Cornelia Highway and a connection to the rail line to the north via a rail spur,” according to a Hall County planning document.

GA Lula Cornelia Hwy LLC is seeking to rezone two parcels totaling 80 acres from light industrial and agricultural-residential to planned industrial development for the development.

The firm is set to appear before the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, July 19.

“This request is consistent with the future land use designation and the general character of surrounding development,” the planning report says.

The planning commission will vote whether to recommend approval or denial, with a public hearing and final vote by the Hall County Board of Commissioners set for Aug. 26.

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