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Proposed industrial development near Habersham line tabled
Hall County Government Center

A proposed industrial development on Cornelia Highway near the Habersham County line has been tabled until the Sept. 27 Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting while the applicant works to gather details on the development.

The Hall County Planning Commission unanimously voted to deny the request on Aug. 6, with members saying they did not know enough about the proposed development to make an informed decision.

Falcon Design Consultants, an engineering firm with offices in Stockbridge and Cumming, is asking to rezone 203 acres in Alto 900 feet from the Habersham County line from agricultural residential to light industrial. Dale Hall, the company’s vice president of development, said Aug. 6 that the 490,000-square-foot industrial building would likely be used for light warehousing.

The property, which is currently vacant, would be accessed through a driveway off Cornelia Highway if developed.

On Aug. 6, local residents wanted more information about what kind of work would be done on the property and how it would affect them. Hall said Thursday, Aug. 23 that he wants to be able to answer those questions, so he requested that the proposal be tabled while he works with potential clients to finalize details.

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved the tabling request Thursday.

Hall said the request focuses on rezoning because that is the first step needed to secure a client for the site and move forward with development.

Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27

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

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