Developers are proposing 257 new homes at opposite ends of Hall County, although one of the subdivisions has hit a stumbling block.
The Hall County Planning Commission has given its blessing to Cool Springs LLC’s rezoning proposal to build 99 homes off Cool Springs and Chestatee roads in northwest Hall.
The Board of Commissioners is set to take final action on the Cool Springs proposal at its Jan. 14 meeting.
At its Monday meeting, the planning board balked at giving its go-ahead to Century Communities for a rezoning to enable a 158-lot subdivision off Spout Springs Road near Quincy Drive.
The planning board delayed action until its Jan. 19 meeting, asking the applicants to provide additional details, such as house styles, and to talk with neighboring property owners about their plans.
As with the Cool Springs proposal, final approval rests with the county commission.
Three people spoke against the Spout Springs subdivision at the planning meeting.
The neighborhood would sit in the middle of one of the busiest roads in South Hall County.
Hall County is proposing to widen Spout Springs from two to four lanes, a $60 million project that hasn’t been scheduled and is considered long-range.
Two people spoke against the Cool Springs subdivision, which is being proposed by the same developer of adjoining Marina Bay subdivision.
The new subdivision would mirror Marina “but without the large amenity areas,” states Cool Springs LLC’s application.
“Everybody around here hates to see (development) happen but knew it would one day,” said area resident David Day, who is OK with the development. “It was not a matter of if, but when. (The open land) has just been sitting there.”
Also, that number of homes proposed represents “low density for that area,” he said. “That’s a lot of land.”
And because the Marina Bay developer is involved, “it should be a pretty classy place,” Day said.