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Price Road development goes before Hall commission again
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Commission meetings

Today: 9 a.m. work session, second floor meeting room, court house annex, Spring Street

Thursday: 5 p.m. board meeting, Georgia Mountains Center

A development with more than 1,200 homes proposed in the Price Road area is among items on the agenda for this morning’s Hall County Board of Commissioners’ work session.

The meeting is set for 9 a.m. in the second floor commission meeting room in the court house annex on Spring Street.

Commissioners are set to make the final decision on a proposed development on Price Road on Thursday.

The commissioners will hear from United Central Investments for the second time regarding this development.

They denied it unanimously in 2007.

United Central Investments went back to the drawing board and amended their original 2007 plan, a 418-acre, 1,242-home proposal off of Price Road at Dudley Hill Road.

They came before the planning commission July 20 and asked for permission to rezone nearly 680 acres for a development at the same site that would include 918 single-family homes and commercial buildings.

Despite a previous unanimous vote of support, the planning commission voted 3-2 to deny the large development in Northwest Hall County, insisting the first plan was a better fit.

The new plan would be less dense than the original and would include less commercial property. It also would be under zoning classification R-1, a more lenient, residential distinction.

Many North Hall residents came to voice their opposition to the development, claiming the largely undeveloped area of the county should remain rural.

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on the issue at its 5 p.m. board meeting Thursday at the Georgia Mountains Center.

Other items on the agenda for this morning’s work session include the Gainesville Business Park, malt beverage licenses, two separate grants and several purchases for the new animal control shelter.

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