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Owners looking to repurpose North Hall barn for these events
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A North Hall barn may soon become the home for “farm” weddings, receptions and other events.

Michelle Gibbs is hoping to turn the barn at 5586 Ransom Free Road, near Clermont, into an “agri-entertainment” venue. The 28,500-square-foot barn is attached to a home that sits on the property, which is north of Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129.

Gibbs is scheduled to ask the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, June 3, to allow the venue. The property is now in an agricultural-residential zone.

The Hall County planning report on the request recommends approval even though “use of the property as an event venue may have traffic and noise impacts on the general area.”

Planners require that evergreen trees be planted in a 20-foot boundary around the property.

Also, outdoor activities that include “amplification of voice, music or other instruments” won’t be allowed. Events can take place between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and no later than midnight on Friday and Saturday.

“If granted, we believe nothing detrimental to the neighborhood or community will take place,” Gibbs said in a letter with her application.

She couldn’t be reached for comment.

Gibbs said in her letter she has gotten the OK for her plans from a next-door neighbor. A petition with the signatures of area residents supporting the proposal is attached to the application.

The planning board’s recommendation will go the Hall County Board of Commissioners for a public hearing and final action set for June 27.


Hall County Planning Commission

What: Permission sought to operate barn as a venue for weddings and other events

When: 5:15 p.m. Monday, June 3

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

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