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New townhome development could have this side benefit for Hall schools
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A new townhome development is taking shape off Thurmon Tanner Parkway — one that can provide eventual access for Hall County Schools.

A road leading to what will be a 57-unit townhome complex, as well as the first 8-unit townhome building in the development, could open in 2-3 weeks, said Keith Cook of Cook Residential, the project’s developer.

The overall project, which is between Plainview and Oakwood roads, is expected to take about two years to complete, Cook said Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Prices for the three-bedroom units will run between $189,000 and $199,000, he said.

The back of the first units can be seen off Allen Street, near downtown Oakwood.

“There will not be a permanent entrance off Allen Street, even though there is a temporary construction entrance now,” planning director B.R. White said.

The development also is next to Oakwood Elementary School, which sits on a hillside off Allen and Academy Street at Main Street.

“To my knowledge, the school system was contacted early in the design phase,” White said. “We are providing a means to connect a driveway to the school if Hall County Schools chooses to make the interconnection.”

Regarding access to Thurmon Tanner, “we saw the arrangement we worked out with the developers as a win/win,” Hall schools Superintendent Will Schofield said.

The road leading into the development “is basically going to be a cul-de-sac,” Cook said. “It’s up to the school board if they want to connect (to the road), but I think that (move) would alleviate a lot of traffic.”

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