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Hall County commissioners approve new QuikTrip on White Sulphur Road
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A proposal for a gas station/convenience store site off Ga. 365 and White Sulphur Road received an initial OK from the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, May 6. In September, a new gas station is in the works for the area.

Update Oct. 25: 

The intersection of Ga. 365 and White Sulphur Road will be getting a new QuikTrip gas station and a 7,000-square-foot convenience store after the Hall County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the rezoning of the property Thursday.

The almost 10-acre spot was rezoned from light industrial to planned industrial development. It is near the Gateway Industrial Centre, a 518-acre industrial park that will soon house a new inland port.

There was no public opposition to the development Thursday.

Update, Oct. 7:

A new QuikTrip gas station and convenience store is one step closer to going up at the intersection of White Sulphur Road and Ga. 365. 

The Hall County Planning Commission approved the rezoning of the almost 10-acre spot from light industrial to planned industrial development on Monday. The Hall County Board of Commissioners will have a final vote on Oct. 24.

The 7.318-square-foot convenience store would be near the Gateway Industrial Centre, a 518-acre industrial park set to be home to a new inland port.

Earlier this year, the site was rezoned from agricultural-residential and suburban shopping to light industrial. Jim Walters of Walters Income Properties had said in a letter to officials at the time that the land could be used for a “QuikTrip or other type of convenience/motor fuel store.”

The planning commission unanimously approved the proposal, and there was no public opposition.

Previous story: QuikTrip Corp. is seeking to rezone the nearly 10-acre tract at 3522 White Sulphur Road and 3514 White Sulphur Road from light industrial to planned industrial development for the development.

The 7,318-square-foot gas station would be near the Gateway Industrial Centre, a 518-acre industrial park, which would include the Georgia Ports Authority’s planned Northeast Georgia Inland Port.

QuikTrip’s proposed Generation Ill Fuel Stop would be “equipped with a

convenience store, automotive fueling outlet and heavy truck fueling outlet,” its application states.

The store would feature four heavy truck fueling stations and two single-sided diesel fueling stations for panel and delivery trucks.

“Fuel tanks for automotive fuels are located between the automotive fuel canopy and (Ga. 365) to keep delivery trucks out of the main circulation around the building,” the application states.

The Oklahoma-based company says that “many factors contribute to the suitability of this location for this facility, including the addition of an inland port as well as other industrial and commercial projects planned for the area.”

The site is the same location that was rezoned earlier this year from from agricultural-residential and suburban shopping to light industrial. At the time, Jim Walters of Walters Income Properties had said in a letter to officials that the property could be used for a “QuikTrip or other type of convenience/motor fuel store.”

“That’s a logical use for that corridor,” Hall County Planning Commission Chairman Chris Braswell said in May.

If the Ga. 365 store is approved, it would be the second one planned in Hall, with the other one off Jesse Jewell and Queen City parkways in Gainesville. Gainesville City Council approved that store on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

QuikTrip spokesman Mike Thornbrugh said the chain hopes to open the Jesse Jewell/Queen City store in July 2020.

Previous story:

A now-vacant corner of Ga. 365 at White Sulphur Road got the Hall County Planning Commission’s OK Monday night as a potential site for a gas station/convenience store.

The board voted May 6 to recommend approving Walters Income Properties’ request to rezone the nearly 10 acres at 3514 White Sulphur Road in northeast Hall from agricultural-residential and suburban shopping to light industrial.

There are no specific plans for the site, although Jim Walters of Walters Income Properties has said in a letter to officials that the property could be used for a “QuikTrip or other type of convenience/motor fuel store.”

“That’s a logical use for that corridor,” planning board Chairman Chris Braswell said.

Commissioner Gina Pilcher asked Walters about access to the station, noting that one of the conditions for the project is that the Georgia Department of Transportation would have to approve driveways.

“There is a driveway entrance now off White Sulphur,” Walters told the board. “I assume that the (developer) would want to keep it.”

Depending on what’s eventually built there, “upgrades may be necessary, such as turn lanes and deceleration lanes,” County Engineer Kevin McInturff has said in a planning staff report on the proposal. “All necessary upgrades should be designed and constructed by the developer at the developer’s expense upon Hall County’s approval.”

The issue now goes before the Hall County Board of Commissioners for a public hearing and final vote on May 23.

County staff is also recommending approval of the gas station site based on several conditions.

Overall, a mixture of commercial, institutional and industrial uses “is appropriate for this section” of Ga. 365, the staff report says.

The property is next to Gateway Industrial Centre, a 518-acre industrial park featuring the Georgia Poultry Laboratory and Tatsumi and Kubota, among other companies.

Construction could begin later this year on the Georgia Ports Authority’s Northeast Georgia Inland Port, a regional cargo terminal projected to open in the industrial park in 2021.

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