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Price Road subdivision, Athens Highway distribution center up for commissioner vote Thursday
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A new subdivision west of Murrayville and a new 380,000-square-foot distribution business could soon be coming to Hall County.

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will cast final votes Thursday on two items previously approved by the Hall County Planning Commission.

A 72-lot subdivision on Price Road near the intersection with Thomas Road, at 5564 Price Road, would have a density of about 0.8 homes per acre. Commissioners are voting on rezoning the 99-acre property from agricultural residential to residential.

On Dec. 3, residents near the site said they were concerned about the subdivision changing the rural character of the area. After hearing from community members concerned about buffers for the property, the planning commission decided that the neighborhood should have 30-foot buffers around the perimeter, rather than the proposed 20 feet.

The development passed the planning commission 4-1, with Johnny Varner opposing. After a public hearing, county commissioners will have the final say on the rezoning.

Also up for a vote is a 380,000-square-foot distribution center in Gainesville on Athens Highway near the intersection with Roy Parks Road, or 3117 Athens Highway. The 34-acre property would have to be rezoned from agricultural residential to light industrial.

The planning commission unanimously approved the request at the Dec. 3 meeting, where no one spoke in opposition.

The facility would handle dry goods and possibly food, but not frozen or refrigerated products. Attorney Tyler Smith, representing the applicant, said on Dec. 3 that the facility would bring 60 to 120 jobs to the area.

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