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Lanier Village Estates retirement community wants to expand, add ways to care for residents
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Lanier Village Estates, a retirement community off of Mount Vernon Road, hopes to expand and add new carriage homes and assisted living beds. The request goes before the Hall County Planning Commission Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Lanier Village Estates, a retirement community in North Hall, wants to expand to create space for more residents.

Acts Retirement-Life Communities, which operates Lanier Village Estates, is working with Atlanta-based THW Design for the project. The expansion would require the addition and rezoning to planned commercial development of about 15 acres.

The Hall County Planning Commission will vote on the request Tuesday, Sept. 4, with final approval required by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 27.

Michael Smith, spokesman for Acts Retirement-Life Communities, said the company is hoping to add 31 carriage homes, a 10-bed assisted living addition and a 20-bed memory care suite.

About 580 people live in the community off of Mount Vernon Road. Lanier Village Estates opened in 2001 and currently has 303 independent living apartments, 40 assisted living suites, 31 carriage homes and 64 skilled care rooms.

The existing assisted living building would be expanded, and the site plan includes a new gated entrance on Mount Vernon Road near the intersection with Corinth Drive.

Smith said construction is expected to begin in 2019.

“We’re excited to be expanding our mission and bringing our lifestyle to more seniors in the Gainesville area,” Smith said.

Hall County Planning Commission

When: 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4

Where: Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

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