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Old church fellowship hall may be repurposed for this use
Business seeks rezoning for warehouse
Lanier HVAC Services has withdrawn its request from the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board to rezone this property for a warehouse. - photo by Jeff Gill

A Gainesville business wants to convert a former church fellowship hall into a warehouse where metal ductwork for air conditioning systems would be assembled.

Lanier HVAC Services plans to ask the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board on June 11 to rezone property at 2092 Crow Road from residential to light industrial for the warehouse.

Faith Baptist Church, which is off White Sulphur and Crow roads, just north of Beverly Road, sits across from the 5,000-square-foot building.

“Currently, the existing metal building is vacant and is in need of much repair and has been a victim of graffiti,” states a narrative that’s part of the rezoning request. “Lanier HVAC plans to renovate the existing building to make it suitable for office and warehouse space.”

A new parking lot would be built for employees and visitors, and the property also would be landscaped.

“Any storage of heating and air equipment or materials will be within the existing building,” the narrative says. “Should outside storage be needed, all materials will be screened so as to not be visible from adjacent properties or the right of way along Beverly (Road) or Crow Road.”

A map with the application shows a two-story, 5,000-square-foot addition on the property “should the need arise.”

“There is no immediate plan to expand the building,” according to a city document that’s part of the request.

The document also states that Lanier HVAC says 3-5 employees would work at the building and operating hours would be 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Lanier HVAC provides services in Northeast Georgia, but also in the metropolitan Atlanta area, making the subject property appealing for its proximity to I-985,” the narrative states.

The planning board’s decision is only a recommendation to the Gainesville City Council, which would have final say on the rezoning.

Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board

What: Proposed rezoning for warehouse

When: 5:30 p.m. June 11

Where: Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway

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