Update, Aug. 2: The Hall County Planning Commission voted Monday, Aug. 2, to recommend approval.
A 105-acre industrial development featuring 950,000 square feet in building space is being proposed off Athens Highway/U.S. 129 in East Hall.
No tenants have been identified for the development so far, and “the plan is conceptual in nature,” according to Hall County planning documents.
Developer Solidum Holdings LLC is seeking to rezone the property from planned residential development, residential and agricultural-residential to planned industrial development to allow for the project.
Mixed-use commercial development also is proposed at the site — again with no tenants mentioned.
A map of the project shows three buildings on the property.
“Two entrances are shown on Barrett Road, and it is assumed that access to (one of the lots) will be off of Athens Highway, where the lot has frontage,” the planning report states.
The project is targeted for completion in 2026, according to county documents.
Gainesville civil engineer Brian Rochester, representing Solidum Holdings, couldn’t be reached for comment.
The development is set to go before the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, Aug. 2.
Planning staff is recommending approval of the development with conditions, including that access be restricted to Athens Highway. If Barrett Road access is allowed, improvements must be made, including new left turn lanes on Barrett, and paid for by the developer.
The planning board can adopt staff suggestions and add its own in recommending approval or denial to the Hall County Board of Commissioners, which will have final say at its Sept. 9 meeting.
Hall County Planning Commission
What: Rezoning for proposed 950,000 square feet in industrial space off Athens Highway
When: 5:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2
Where: Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville