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Two upscale home projects get initial OK from Hall Planning Commission
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Hall County Planning Commissioners, from left, Bo Brooks, Don Smallwood, Chris Braswell and Johnny Varner approve an agenda item during Monday's Planning Commission meeting.

Two upscale home building projects were recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday.

In South Hall, Sherry McAdams requested a rezone in her plan to build five new homes starting at between 2,800 and 3,200 square feet each on Conner Road near the McEver Road-Jim Crow Road intersection. The homes will accompany an existing house.

The six homes will sit on 24.91 acres of land currently zoned for residential and agricultural uses due north of downtown Flowery Branch. McAdams is aiming to rezone the entire parcel to the Agricultural-Residential-III zone to build the five new homes.

She told commissioners that the homes would be custom-built. Planning Commission Chairman Don Smallwood said the relatively large properties “would be an improvement” for the area.

However, the conditions of the rezone include a requirement that Conner Road be widened before any additional subdivisions are approved for the 25-acre parcel, which in addition to being on the small road sits near the congested McEver-Jim Crow intersection.

In North Hall, Kent Henderson is aiming to build five new homes on 33.83 acres at the intersection of Odum Smallwood Road and Jess Helton Road. He has requested permission to subdivide the existing farmland into five lots.

Individual lot sizes would range from 1.5 to 15 acres and the home sizes from 1,600 square feet to 3,000 or more square feet on the two largest lots, Henderson told the Planning Commission.

The homes would sit on basements and be built “craftsman-style” for single families, Henderson said. None would be manufactured houses. He’s building other homes on lots in the nearby area, he said.

Both projects were given a unanimous recommendation for approval by the Planning Commission on Monday, but the Hall County Board of Commissioners has the final say its July 27 meeting.

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