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Why Lanier HVAC no longer wants church building
Business seeks rezoning for warehouse
Lanier HVAC Services has withdrawn its request from the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board to rezone this property for a warehouse. - photo by Jeff Gill

A Gainesville air conditioning company has backed off plans to locate a warehouse in a building once used by a church as a dormitory.

Lanier HVAC has withdrawn a request to rezone property at 2092 Crow Road from residential to light industrial for the warehouse.

“It was a timing situation, and we found a better deal,” said Matt Magnus of Lanier HVAC.

The company was looking at converting the building into offices and a warehouse where metal ductwork for air conditioning systems would be assembled.

It had gotten the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board’s approval on June 11, with the measure set to go before the City Council for final approval on Tuesday, July 16.

A city document states the 5,000-square-foot building was used most recently by Faith Baptist Church across the street as a fellowship hall. The church is off White Sulphur and Crow roads, just north of Beverly Road.

A church member told the planning board on June 11 that the building was formerly a dormitory “we used for camp meetings.”

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