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Planning Commission denies Dollar General request
B&B approved for assisted living facility
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The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that a Dollar General store can be constructed.

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that a Dollar General store can be constructed.

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that a Dollar General store can be constructed.

The commission heard from about a dozen residents of the area on Monday night who objected to Dollar General opening at the intersection.

Residents cited fears about loss of property values, traffic congestion, particularly with schools located nearby, and plans to expand Sardis Road and potentially construct a roundabout at the intersection.

Gainesville Planning Manager Matt Tate even spoke to share his thoughts about the incompatibility of commercial development in the area.

Commissioners unanimously agreed that Dollar General should not locate there.

“This application is a little ahead of its time,” said Commissioner Chris Braswell.


 

B&B approved for assisted living facility

The Hall County Planning Commission gave its OK Monday to a proposal to add an assisted living/group home use, as well as permission to host weddings, parties and business meetings, for what has been a bed-and-breakfast in Flowery Branch.

The property, located at 6593 McEver Road and close to the Lake Run on Lanier subdivision, includes 14 guest rooms.

Owners Kenneth and Christine Jonick said they are considering retiring from the B&B business. They plan to target elderly residents in need of assisted living facilities, piggybacking on the opening this year of the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center in nearby Braselton.

The Jonick’s said they have done some “homework” on the assisted living business, and may finish construction on a third floor to add more rooms.

The Jonicks are looking to partner with experienced, licensed home-care providers if their proposal is ultimately approved by the Board of Commissioners, which will vote on the proposal later this month.

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