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Current Zonings in Hickory Flat 

See Meetings for dates, times and locations. 
GC - General Commercial
NC - Neighborhood Commercial

O& I - Office/Institutional
Residential:

                    RA - Residential Attached

                   RZL - Zero Lot Line

                   RD3 - 3 Homes per Acre
                   R-20 - 1/2 Acre

                   R-30 - 3/4 Acre
                   R-40 - 1 Acre
                   R-60  - 1 1/2 Acre
                   R-80 - 2 Acre
Note: Conservation Subdivisions allow for individual homes sites to be as small as 1/4 the required size if the balance is set aside as green-space.

 

 Active Zoning Cases

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Location

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Current
Zoning

Requested
Zoning

 

Action

           

 

Closed Zoning Cases

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080618 Earney Road near Hwy 140 167.81 AG R20 Zoning was again denied.

Zoning was denied on this parcel last December and they initiated legal action against Cherokee County.  This is their effort to settle.

I believe R20 is too dense for that parcel and will put too much pressure on already overburdened roads.

08/08/18  6:00 p.m. Hickory Flat Library information meeting.

121917 Hwy 140 next to Family Traditions Restaurant 13.4 GC and R80 NC R15 R20 The decision on this zoning was  NC, O&I, and R-40. 

Revised Plan will go before the Planning Commission June 5th. 2018

040318 Planning Commission recommended R40 for the entire site.  Will go before the Board of Commissioners April 17th

071317 Lower Union Hill behind Publix   R80 R15 Approved for R20

Waiting for revised site plan with lower density.

020718 Denied by Planning Commission

Another zoning that is too dense for the location.

090117 Earney Road 160 AG R20 121917BOC voted to deny

100417Planning Commission voted to deny

This zoning should be denied.  It accesses through Crabapple Falls and is too dense for Earney Road.

070815 Hwy 140 / Arnold Mill Road 115.5 GC , AG, R20 R40 GC, RTH, RZL Oak Hall Pulled the application

061515 This is a very dense project.  it includes townhouses and a lot of commercial.
Both Hwy 140 and Arnold Mill Road are parking lots twice a day with additional development planned and under construction closer to E Cherokee Drive that will put even more pressure on the roads.


070815 The public participation meeting is 07/08/2015 at 7:00 p.m. Magnolia Hall 108 Arnold Mill Road Building C Woodstock.

070815The community does not support this development.  They came out in large numbers against it.  The request is out of character for the Hickory Flat area let alone that site.  It should be denied.

112715 Applicant requested delay until January.

120215 Applicant requested delay until February.

012516 Applicant withdrew the application.

010517 Applicant has decided to go forward with this zoning. Public Participation Meeting will be on Jan 10th at 8534 Main Street Woodstock At 7:00 p.m.

030617 Oak Hall has changed the plan to include the parcel at Grimes Road and Hwy 140 and they plan to develop a senior high density community.  They asked for and received a 30 day delay.

 

090616 Jep Wheeler Road Mountain Cove Court 71.13 R80 R40
Conservation

 

090116 Public Participation Meeting at the Timothy Lutheran Church. Notice mailed 090216 received 090616 for meeting on 090716.  Does not include start time

090716 Meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

090716 He showed multiple plans to develop at R30 or R40 using the conservation ordinance which would allow lots as small as 7,500 - 10,000 sq. ft.

092316 His zoning application is asking for R30 conservation which would allow the smaller lots of  7,500 sq. ft.  the parcel is currently R80 or two acres per house

092816 Another Public Participation Meeting this time
at Hickory Flat Fire Department on Vaughn Road 09/28/16 at
6:30 p.m.

100416 Large crowd at the fire department.  All opposed to this rezoning.  Application has been filed with the county. 

102116 Public Hearing 1130 Bluffs Parkway Canton GA 7:00 p.m. Please try to attend this important meeting

110116 The Planning Commissioner voted to recommend denial to the Board of Commissioners.  the Board of Commissioners will render a final decision on November 15th.

111516 Developer asked for a delay which was granted to be decided December 20th

122016 Denied 5 - 0 by the Board of Commissioners. Thanks to the friends and residents of Jep Wheeler Road and our Board of Commissioners who have been consistently following the Land Use Plan.

122116 Developer filed a complaint with the Superior Court of Cherokee County against the Board of Commissioners.

041018 Case was dismissed.

100416 Sugar Pike and Batesville Roads 51 AG and R80 R20 Conservation 100416 Public Participation Meeting at the Hickory Flat Fire Department on Vaughn Road Thursday 10/06/2016 at 6:30.

120616 Planning Commission Public Hearing.

Withdrawn by the Applicant

083016 Mountain Road 47 R40 R20 Conservation 083016 Public Participation Meeting information 199 lots.  Lot sizes as small as 10,000 sq. ft.  plans to bring in sewer with this development which would open entire area up to high density development.

112916 The developer has pulled this case.

122016 Developer has submitted an application for R20 Conservation.  This will allow lots as small as 5,000 sq. ft. Scheduled to go before the planning commission for a public hearing 02/07/17

010417 the Developer has withdrawn the application.

102315 Jep Wheeler Road/ Mountain Cove Court 71.13 R80

 

R40 112315 Public Participation Meeting Hickory Flat Library 11/04/15 6:30 p.m.

110415 Large group from the community showed up for the Public Participation meeting.  The Jep Wheeler Road community is solidly against this rezoning.  After fighting the rezoning of this property successfully three times the neighbors are angry about facing another zoning battle.

The area is large lot development.  The road is a winding country road that is not designed to handle a large traffic volume.

112715 Rezoning has not yet been filed so there is no scheduled hearing date.

010316 The attorney for the developer told me they are not planning to go forward with this project.  If I hear anything different I will let everyone know.  I would like to take a moment to thank my neighbors on Jep Wheeler Road for their support in opposing this zoning.  Together we make all the difference.

100615 Hickory and Vaughn Road 9.1 General commercial Townhouse This project seems to be on hold.  The application has not been filed.

10/01/15 Public participation meeting.  Developer wants to build Townhouses but limit them to about 32 units on the 9 acre site. Entrance is on Vaughn Road.  Property is located between Hwy 140 and Vaughn Road opposite Saddlehorn. Current zoning is General Commercial.

The plan allows for a limited number of Townhouses that will be designated for 55 seniors.  This is near The Orchards and close to commercial development at the Kroger Center.  The parcel also fronts on Hwy 140 and is near the Townhouse community currently under construction at Hwy 140 and Hickory.  There is R15 across hwy 140 at the church property.

I would prefer to see this developed as senior development with patio homes like the rear section of The Orchards.

070115 Holly Springs Annexation   R80 3.2 units per acre

092815 The city of Holly Springs voted to allow the annexation and rezoning of the property behind The Orchards.  Despite the fact that the Orchards HOA board members, going against their covenants, signed the annexation request without allowing their residents to vote.

The county has begun legal action. 

11/27/15 Court hearing Justice Center in Canton 12/09/15 9:30 a.m. Courtroom 2C

121115 The county and Holly Springs have reached a tentative agreement to remove the parcels from the city and for the county to allow the zoning.  If it is approved it will stop Holly Springs at this location but we will still have an inappropriate zoning that will be approved by the county.

The county had little choice on this due to the HOA at The Orchards.  If it had not been for the reckless action of The Orchards the density on this property would likely have been much lower.

050415 Batesville Road Between Rowe and Earney and Cherokee County Line 42.87 R-80 R-80 Conservation This zoning request will allow lots too small for the surrounding area.  It should be denied.

Conservation was allowed.  I don't agree with this decision.  I feel the lots are too small for the surrounding area.

Passed 5-0

011215 Batesville Road between Rowe and Earney and Cherokee County Line 167.5 AG R-60 and R-40

020315 Public Hearing before the Planning Commission at 7:00 pm

03/03/15 Public Hearing 7:00 pm
All members of the Planning Commission voted to recommend R40 and R80 to the Board of Commissioners.
BOC will vote on March 17th

031715 Board of Commissioners voted to support R60 5-0.

Zoning request is too dense for this area.  It should be approved at R80 with R60 as a step down to the existing adjacent  subdivision.

092214 Bailey Road 42.92  R-80 R-20 100114 Public Participation Meeting Hickory Flat Library at 6:30 p.m.
120214 Public Hearing at the Bluffs before the Planning Commission 7:00 p.m. This is the opportunity the community has to speak against the zoning.
121614 Commission will vote on zoning request.
Delayed until January 2015
Delayed until March 2015
030315 Public Hearing 7:00 pm.
All members of the Planning Commission voted to recommend denial to the Board of Commssioners.
BOC will vote on March 17th

031715 Denied by the Board of Commissioners 5-0

Bailey Road is a rural/estate community.  There should not be an exception made here.  This zoning was and should have  been denied.
 

Zoning Archives 2003 to 2014

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Zoning

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021714 Hwy 140 Batesville Road 176.264  R30, R60, R80 R20, R40 021714 Public Participation meeting Tuesday 02/17/2014 at the Trammel Carmichael Community Services Center 7675 Vaughn Road Canton Georgia at 7:00 p.m.

04/01/2014 The board voted to delay a decision until the first May meeting.  The applicant has been asked to come back with a new site plan.  Harry Johnston told the board he would like to see a limit of 80 homes on the site but would support 85 if consideration is given to the adjoining existing neighbors.  Most in the community seem to support that limit.  It is not known if Ray Gunnin with vote with the applicant without that reduction.

05/06/2014 Commissioner Ray Gunnin let our community down by allowing the zoning to go forward with less acreage but the same density as the original request on the remaining 47 acres.  Buzz Ahrens, Harry Johnston voted to deny.   Brian Poole, Jason Nelms, and Ray Gunnin voted to approve.

 

The current zoning on this property is too dense but it allows for a stepdown to the lower density development that surround these parcels.  The proposed zoning does not have much buffer to protect the existing community that is rural, estate, and lower density.

 

012114 Hwy 140 near Hickory Road 67.51 R40 and AG R15 01/22/14  Public Participation Meeting, Hickory Flat Library, January 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM

030414 Planning Commission voted to deny this zoning.  It will go before the BOC for a final vote on 03/18/2014.

031814 BOC voted to continue for two weeks so the community can look at the new proposed plan.

The zoning planned for this area on the Land Use Plan is R40 and AG.  Only two small sections of the parcel front on Hwy 140 and the surrounding development is mostly large lot R80 or AG.

 

 

121412 Hwy 140 at Reece Road 1.89 AG GC 01/22/13  Applicant requested and was granted the right to withdraw the application.

01/22/13 Board of Commissioners should vote on the Planning Commission Recommendation

01/08/13 Planning Commission voted 8-1 to deny this zoning.

01/08/13 Planning Commission Hearing.  See Meetings for information and directions.

The applicant is a Flooring Contractor who wants to open an office and warehouse.  I do not support this zoning request.  It is not in compliance with the Land Use Plan which allows Neighborhood Commercial at the most.  I also feel his use belongs in a Light Industrial area. 

It would not be beneficial to open this section of Hwy 140 to General Commercial zoning.  There is still too much unused GC in the area, so there doesn't appear to be a need for this zoning.  I also strongly support the Land Use Plan as a way to have predictable development and allow for planning infrastructure.  A zoning that does not support the LUP is not a good idea.

012114 Hwy 140 south of Batesville 67.51 R40 and AG R15 01/22/14  Public Participation Meeting, Hickory Flat Library, January 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM

The zoning planned for this area on the Land Use Plan is R40 and AG.  Only two small sections of the parcel front on Hwy 140 and the surrounding development is mostly large lot R80 or AG.

121412 Hwy 140 at Reece Road 1.89 AG GC 01/22/13  Applicant requested and was granted the right to withdraw the application.

01/22/13 Board of Commissioners should vote on the Planning Commission Recommendation

01/08/13 Planning Commission voted 8-1 to deny this zoning.

01/08/13 Planning Commission Hearing.  See Meetings for information and directions.

The applicant is a Flooring Contractor who wants to open an office and warehouse.  I do not support this zoning request.  It is not in compliance with the Land Use Plan which allows Neighborhood Commercial at the most.  I also feel his use belongs in a Light Industrial area. 

It would not be beneficial to open this section of Hwy 140 to General Commercial zoning.  There is still too much unused GC in the area, so there doesn't appear to be a need for this zoning.  I also strongly support the Land Use Plan as a way to have predictable development and allow for planning infrastructure.  A zoning that does not support the LUP is not a good idea.

091911 9220 on
 Hwy 140
.87 O&I GC Board of Commissioners approved as Neighborhood Commercial.
Recommended for Neighborhood Commercial by the Planning Commission.
Will be heard by the Planning Commission on October 4th and come before the Board of Commissioners for a final decision on Oct 18th.
012710 hwy 140/Jep Wheeler Road     General Commercial Approved by the Board of Commissioners for Neighborhood Commercial with buffer restrictions.

At the public hearing the applicant said he would like to change the application back to Neighborhood Commercial.  The Planning Commission approved the application for Neighborhood Commercial with some buffer considerations.

Public hearing is scheduled for February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton
 

The zoning request for the property on the NE side of Highway 140 and Jep Wheeler Road has been changed from Neighborhood Commercial to General Commercial.

The applicant wants to operate a landscaping business on the site.  He plans to clear an area for employee parking, use the existing home for an office, and house three landscape trucks near the rear of the property.

Regardless of his intended uses, as a community we have to understand this zoning will set the pace for future zonings along Hwy 140.  Also, the property could be sold.  We need to look to the future at the permitted uses General Commercial zoning could allow.  See the permitted uses between NC and GC here:

My concerns are:

1.  Hwy 140 is designated as a transition corridor on the Land Use Plan.  The suggested zonings for Transitional Corridors do not include General Commercial uses as they are too intense and include uses like fast food and gas stations which can disrupt the existing residential communities.

2.  The subdivision to the rear of this property needs to be protected from the commercial development of this parcel.

3.  The Hwy 140 corridor needs to be screened form parking lots and storage.

4.  The parcel is located at a curve in the road and there are safety concerns that become more critical when the zoning is for more intense uses.

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on February 2nd, 7:00 p.m. at 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, Georgia  Please try to attend.  (please see Zoning Procedure tab above)

 

080508 Bailey Road near Hwy 140 6.5 acres R80 O&I This application has been pulled by the applicant.  At this time I do not know if they are still planning to go forward with the school.  They can build the school with the existing residential zoning.

080808 Public Participation Meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Hickory Flat Church of God
947 Bailey Road Woodstock

This request is for a private school.  Schools are allowed in Residential zoning districts.  This request is only being made to provide additional protection to the financing organization in the event the school should fail.

041207 Hickory Flat Hwy at E. Cherokee Drive 12.47 acres R40 GC AG GC 071607  The BOC voted to approve this application with the following conditions:  Commissioner Hubbard made a motion to approve with most of the conditions required by the Planning Commission, but shown as follows: (1) A wall eight (8) foot highclad in brick or stone, constructed to the inside of the buffer adjacent to residential properties in Hickory Plantation. (2) Landscape, including evergreen over-story protection, along the wall, additional to the undisturbed buffer, to be approved by the county arborist, Magnolia trees are encouraged. (3) Luminaries mounted to buildings and on poles to be aimed or shielded to avoid any light trespass into residential properties. (4) Dumpsters restricted to locations that are internal to the project, away from residential properties. (5) Architectural standards to mirror those used for the Walgreen’s Center across Hwy. 140 with final site plan similar to the Preliminary Site Plan submitted for zoning. (6) The run-off detention ponds will remain separate from the existing stream. (7) Veterinarian next door to be given option of inter-parcel access. (8) No hotel, motel, or overnight facility allowed. (9) The out lot shown on the Preliminary Site Plan should be restricted from gas stations and drive-thru service. (10) No service road or driveway along the back wall next to residential properties. (11) Undisturbed buffer increased to fifty (50) feet along property line that abuts Hickory Plantation. (12) Property that abuts Hickory Plantation shall be limited to O&I uses for a distance of one hundred twenty (120) feet along that property line (distance includes fifty (50) foot buffer. (13) Engineering to work with developer to include entrance on White Columns Boulevard with design criteria. After Commissioner Hubbard read the conditions into his motion, Commissioner Johnston seconded. The resulting vote was a unanimous approval

061907 BOC will vote on this application.

050107 Planning Commission will hold Public Hearing.
This parcel is well suited for GC but the proximity to Hickory Plantation would suggest it should be Neighborhood Commercial across the back.  This is compatible with the requested uses and would provide better protection for the adjoining neighbors.  John Gibson, the applicant, is a quality developer of commercial properties and has worked well with the Hickory Flat community before.  The community is planning to compile a list of suggested conditions.
 

031507 Bailey Road 4+ AG R60 041707 The Board of Commissioners voted to deny this zoning application.  The vote was 5 to 0, voting to deny Hubbard, Johnston, Ahrens, Mahurin, Good.

040307 Planning Commission voted to recommend denial to the Board of Commissioners.  The vote was 5 to 1 with Kirby (appointed by Mahurin) voting against denial.  The case will go to the Board of Commissioners on 08/17/07.

04/03/07 Planning Commission will hold Public Hearing.
This is the same parcel that was presented last year then the request was for R40.  At that time the area residents felt the zoning should not be changed.  The property is surrounded on three sides by R80, on one side by R40.  The R40 zoning has been developed with lots much larger than one acre.  Bailey Road is firmly established as estate homes on large lots.

100306 Bailey Road 4+ AG R40 10/17/06 Board of Commissioners accepted the applicants request to withdraw the application.

10/03/06 Planning Commission voted to deny following an effective presentation by area residents.

092506 Hwy 140 5.5 AG GC 10/17/06 Board of Commissioners voted to rezone this parcel to Neighborhood Commercial instead of General Commercial.  They did allow the owner to continue to operate his auto repair business on the south side of the parcel as shown on his site plan.

100306 Public hearing before the Planning Commission.

This is the site of the auto repair shop on Hwy 140.  It is surrounded by R40 residential and some O and I.  Neighborhood Commercial would better fit and would conform to the Interim Land Use Plan.  A Non-Conforming use could be granted to allow the owner to continue to operate his auto repair business.  NC would not impact the adjoining residential property and GC is better suited for the intersections along Hwy 140.  This parcel is not located at an intersection.

062606 Charles Cox Drive 4.6 R40 GC - 121807 The Board of Commissioners approved this request 3 - 2.  They did not add conditions that included the architectural standards of the Walgreen's.  Approve Byrd, Mahurin, Good  opposed Johnston, Hubbard.

10/18/06 See Below

100306 Public hearing before the Planning Commission.

Ruby Forrest is requesting this rezone to construct three commercial buildings.  The property is on Charles Cox Drive between Hwy 140 and Batesville it has been made a part of the zoning below.

030806 Hwy 140/Hickory Road 223.4 AG
R80
R40
GC
Townhouse
Zero Lot Line
R15
R60

 

010207 In response to a legal challenge filed by the applicant, the Board of Commissioners voted 4 - 1 to reconsider this zoning to settle the case.  The applicant is claiming they have to approve the zoning as requested in the application or vote to deny.  It is hoped the commissioners will now deny this ill advised zoning request.  Voting to reconsider was Ahrens, Hubbard, Johnston, Mahurin, voting not to reconsider was Good.

121806 The Board of Commissioners approved 3 - 2 NC, R30, R60 and R80 .  They did not add conditions that included the architectural standards of the Walgreen's.  Approve Byrd, Mahurin, Good  opposed Johnston, Hubbard.

10/18/06 Public Participation Meeting at the Vaughn Road meeting room.
 See message below sent by those organizing the opposition:

Good Evening, 

On Friday, we received a letter from Breedlove Companies regarding the public participation meetings for Ruby Forrest (zoning cases 06-04-022 and 06-08-053) to be held this Wednesday, Oct 18 at the Vaughn Road Fire Station.  If you have not received an invitation to either the 6:30PM or 8:00PM meeting, we’d suggest you call or e-mail Holt Persinger at Ruby Forrest, Inc..  He may be reached at 770-945-7327 or hpersinger@breedlovecompanies.com .  

The purpose of these meetings is to review the revised site plan and obtain public recommendations on how this project could be improved.  To provide structure to the meetings, the developer has suggested that we jot down our recommendations in advance and bring them with us.  

Our concerns with the initial development plan center on the intensity of both the proposed commercial and residential development.  The density of this project will have both an immediate and long term impact on our community.   Please consider that the extension of GC (General Commercial) onto Bateville Road and the reduction of lot size to zero lot line as proposed in the initial plan would set a precedent for future development in this area.  

  Our recommendations include: 

  • Reduce commercial density and provide for neighborhood shops (Neighborhood Commercial) on property fronting Hwy 140.  Neighborhood Commercial fronting Hwy 140 is consistent with Interim Land Use Plan and allows step down from more intense proposed GC property across Hwy 140. 

  • Behind Neighborhood Commercial, allow R-20 zoning (2 homes per acre) to Batesville Road.  R-20 allows transition from small townhome (Van Pelt Properties) development currently under construction and our proposed NC.

  • Maintain east side of Batesville as residential 2 acre minimum (AG).  Batesville Road provides a natural transition to AG. All property surrounding proposed home sites east of Batesville is ‘AG’. 

We strongly encourage you to attend and provide your recommendations to the developer.    Thank you for your continued support.   

100306 Public Hearing before the Planning Commission

This is a massive development with residential density that is out of character with the surrounding area.

Zoning case 06-04-022 includes 225 acres of land on Lower Birmingham / Batesville and Hwy 140.  Zoning case 06-08-053 represents 4.9 acres along Charles Cox Rd adjoining the original zoning case. The development as currently planned includes 325 home sites (189 of these homes sites are either zero lot line or town homes).  The majority of the remaining home sites are R-15, approximately 4 homes per acre.  The developer will only build the roads / infrastructure for this project and will then sell the commercial and residential lots to builders. The project includes approximately 200,000 sq feet of commercial space extending from Hwy 140 onto Batesville Road.  The majority of the acreage is currently zoned AG.  The land use plan allows for Neighborhood Commercial development for parcels fronting Hwy 140, one home per acre 1,000 feet from Hwy 140 with 2+ acre zoning beyond.

 

020906 Hwy 140 1.58 R40 GC - 030706 The Board of Commissioners approved this request 5 - 0.  I was not able to get them to add conditions that included the architectural standards of the Walgreen's and limit the size of any single store to 50,000 to 80,000 sq. ft.

- 030706 This request will come before the Board of Commissioners

- 022106 The Planning Commission recommend to the Board of Commissioners that the parcel be zoned General Commercial.  This parcel is on Hwy 140 across from the Publix Center.  This is an obvious commercial site.  Hopefully the Board of Commissioners will place a condition on this parcel for the same architectural standards that  were applied to the Walgreen's Center, and other recent zonings in that area.

011306 Reece Road / Hwy 140 26 R40 GC

 - 022106 The attorney for the developer submitted a letter requesting withdrawal of this zoning request without prejudice.  This means they are allowed to withdraw the request, but do not have to wait the standard 12-months to apply again for another zoning.  The Board of Commissioners accepted the withdrawal request 5 - 0.

- 02/08/06 Planning Commission voted 8 to 1 to deny this zoning.  Congratulation to our motivated Hickory Flat community for getting out on a freezing cold night and staying until after 10:00 p.m. to support denial of this project.  The speakers did a great job.  My only regret is we didn't get to hear the presentations other speakers were prepared to give.  They had important points to make about his parcel.

-02/07/06 7:00 pm
Public Hearing before the Board of Commissioners and the Planning Commission to be held at the Justice Center

The Public Participation meeting was attended by a large number of residents who oppose this zoning.  The official count was 30 but I think it was even higher than that.  The reasons given were traffic, the proposed location along Hwy 140 is residential, there is significant vacancy in the Office and Commercial developments nearby.  Other concerns are lights, noise, etc.

- 01/18/06 Public Participation Meeting, Vaughn Road Community Center, 6:30 p.m.

26 acres of General Commercial is too intense for that intersection.  Reece Road is a quiet, rural, winding road.  The Land Use Plan shows the area as low density residential development.

011306 Arnold Mill Road   AG R40 - 022106 The Board of Commissioners voted to allow R40 development on this parcel.  The vote was 5 - 0.

- 02/08/06  Planning Commission voted 9 to 0 to recommend this project to the BOC.  I think this should have been recommended for R60 but the Planning Commission didn't agree.

-02/07/06 7:00 pm
Public Hearing before the Board of Commissioners and the Planning Commission to be held at the Justice Center

- 01/19/06 Public Participation Meeting, Vaughn Road Community Center, 6:30 p.m.

100905 E. Cherokee Drive at Hickory Rd 41.59 AG RA, RZL, GC -Approve by the BOC over the objections of the Post 2 and Post 1 commissioners.  The vote was Byrd, Good, Mahurin in favor, Hubbard and Johnston against.

-11/15/05 BOC Vote. Contact the commissioners.

-11/02/05 Planning Commission voted to recommend the Board of Commissioners approve residential attached condo houses and zero lot line homes with an overall cap of 3.5 units per acre.  There were members of the community who spoke against this development but they did not prevail.  This will set a precedent for attached houses in Hickory Flat.  This is troubling because of the pressure to build apartments in the area.  The BOC will vote on Nov 15th.

- 11/01/05 Public Hearing 7:00 p.m. Justice Center.

- 10/29/05 Hickory Flat Library Meeting for those in opposition to this zoning.  3:30 pm.

- 10/10/05 Public Participation Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 12,2005 at the fire station on Vaughn Road.

This request is for a very high-density residential development which includes condo homes.

091205 E. Cherokee Drive at Hwy 140 .5 AG GC -Approved by the BOC the vote was 5-0 for General Commercial with condition that it have architectural standards similar to the Walgreen's Development.

- 10/04/05 Case postponed until November 15.

- 09/14/05 Public Participation Meeting 5:30 p.m. Justice Center Canton

I am not aware of anyone who is in opposition to this zoning.  However, I do find complete support among the activists in the community that the same conditions, with regard to architectural standards, that were put on the Walgreen's should also be attached to this re-zoning, and every future re-zoning in the Hickory Flat commercial triangle.

091205 Arnold Mill Road at Mill Creek 17 AG RD3 - 10/18/05 BOC approved RD3 the vote was 5 - 0.  The reasoning was the adjoining parcel contains a trailer park subdivision with density of about 4 units per acre so this will provide a step down.  Zoning conditions were to protect specimen trees, keep entrance on Arnold Mill Road, develop the site plan as presented, participate in improvements to Arnold Mill Road.

- 09/21/05 Public Participation Meeting 5:00 p.m. Woodstock Library

This is another development that seems too dense for the surrounding community.

091205  Stringer Road at Hwy 140 23.87 AG RD3 - 10/18/05 BOC approved RD3 development with a limit of 59 homes.  Good, Mahurin, Byrd voted in favor.  Hubbard, Johnston voted to deny.

- 10/04/05 Planning Commission voted to recommend R-20 with the same restrictions the RD3 has and a limit of 53 homes.

- 09/20/05 Public Participation Meeting 6:00 p.m. Vaughn Road Fire station
 
There is a good deal of opposition to this development due to the density.

08/08/05 E. Cherokee and Hickory Road 12 GC/R40 GC - 11/02/05 The BOC voted to approve this project with a list of conditions.

- 10/18/05 The BOC voted to delay a decision on this case pending the final plan which is expected to be available on 11/02/05.

- 09/06/05 A delay was granted until the October 4th Planning Commission Meeting.  The developer and the county are working on a traffic study.  I know there is a good deal of concern about this zoning due to the traffic/safety issue with three schools located at that intersection.  Everything that can be done to insure no big box stores are located here should be done.  This plan still needs some work.

- 08/11/05 Public Participation Meeting at Hickory Flat Library 6:30 p.m.  I am not opposing this development.  I would like to see the same high architectural standards as the Walgreen's development.  I also agree with everyone who wants to connect parking lots on all these commercial developments to minimize traffic.  We need to be sure residential neighbors are protected with buffers, etc.

 

05/29/05 Jep Wheeler Road 4.24 R80 R40  -08/16/05 Board of Commissioners voted to deny 5-0. Thank you to everyone who helped defeat this request and a special thanks to the commissioners who heard us!

- 08/02 The Planning Commission voted unanimously 6 - 0 to recommend denial of this application to the Board of Commissioners.  The Board of Commissioners will cast the final vote on Tuesday, August 16th.  Thanks to all who attended the meeting!  Special thanks to the speakers! They were so effective in expressing the community sentiment about Jep Wheeler Road and listing the reasons this application should be denied.

 - There will be no Public Participation Meeting a  Community Information Meeting will be held on Saturday July 30, 2005 at 3:30 pm, Hickory Flat Library.

 - There is no date yet for the Public Participation Meeting.  The case will come before the Planning Commission on August 2, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in Canton.

05/05/05 Arnold Mill Road 40+ R40 R30 Conservation  - Application was withdrawn.

 - Public Participation Meeting on 05/12/05 at 6:30 p.m. Historic Courthouse Canton.  This site is across the street from Arnold Mill Elementary. 

032805 Vaughn Road 57.47 R80 R40 Conservation
 - Board of Commissioners voted to rezone to R80 motion failed.  Johnston, Hubbard voted in favor.  Byrd, Mahurin, Good voted against.  Then a motion was made for R60.  Byrd, Johnston, Hubbard, Mahurin, Good in favor.

 - Planning Commission voted to deny this zoning on 05/02/05.  The case will be voted on by the Board of Commissioners on 05/17/05.

 - VAUGHN RD. REZONING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION MEETING

4-18-05  HICKORY FLAT LIBRARY  7:00-8:30pm

 - Planning Commission to hold a public hearing on May 5th at 8:00.
The application is using the PUD as a reason for this rezoning.  The PUD is not adjacent to this parcel and the parcel nearby, which was much closer to the PUD, was just zoned R60.  There is R40 zoning on Vaughn Road but almost all of the R40 parcels have already developed at AG and R80 density.  In my opinion this property should remain R80.  R80 is more typical of Vaughn Road development trends and while the PUD is a consideration for properties that adjoin that development this parcel is far enough away that the PUD is of no consequence.

122004 Vaughn Road 66 AG R80 R40  - Board of Commissioners voted to rezone to R80 motion failed.  Johnston, Hubbard voted in favor.  Byrd, Mahurin, Good voted against.  Then a motion was made for R60.  Byrd, Johnston, Hubbard, Mahurin in favor.  Good voted against as he supported the R40 request.

 - Public hearing delayed until February 8th.

 - Planning Commission to hold the public hearing on January 4th at 7:00 p.m. downtown Canton at the Justice Center.

110204 Mountain Road 99.1 R-40 R-20  - Applicant has withdrawn the request to rezone.

 - There is a lot of interest in stopping this zoning.  I have been contacted by neighbors and mothers from the school.  I will arrange a community meeting sometime in early October so we can prepare to defend against this request.  I agree the zoning should be denied.

 - Robert Harris Homes wants to build homes 1,800 sq. ft. in size.  They are requesting 160 homes but the zoning would allow almost 200.  The area is largely estate homes.  The zoning request should be denied and the parcel should remain R-40.

090704 Union Hill Road 196 AG R-30  - Applicant filed a lawsuit.  The BOC didn't want to go to court to defend their decision so they voted to hear the case again and give a more dense zoning.  That vote was Biello, Byrd, Good, Sanders with Johnston voting no.

 - Approved for R-80 Biello, Johnston, Byrd.

 - The Union Hill Community is the wrong place for this type of development.  The zoning should remain AG or at the most be changed to R-80.

090704 Hendon Road 133.715 R-40 R-20  - This was a huge win for the community when the developer pulled out just before the BOC voted.  They knew they were about to get a denial.

 - The Planning Commission voted to deny the zoning.

 - At the first Planning Commission meeting the community was there in opposition but the developer requested a delay.  It will probably be placed on the next agenda for the Planning Commission.

 - This is a beautiful area in the Lickskillet Community.  The current zoning is appropriate for this parcel and the application should be denied.

072204 Hwy 140   2.934 R-80 GC BOC voted General Commercial site plan specific. 

The plan is for contractor office space and vehicle parking.  I have several objections to the application as filed.

It is my opinion that General Commercial is too intensive a use for mid-corridor development on Hwy 140.  I suggest the more limited use Neighborhood Commercial with a non-conforming use for the operation in the application, would be a better zoning district for this location.  While I accept the PUD adjacent to this parcel contains General Commercial they are restricted from Gas Stations.  The General Commercial across the street is restricted to use as an antique shop.  The other property across the street is O/I.  The property on the other side is R80.  I would suggest Neighborhood Commercial would step the zoning down from the PUD.

I would also suggest a restriction on sawmill operations and mulching operations.  That type of activity is not suitable to the Hwy 140 corridor with the residential that exists around this site.  Stored equipment should be screened from view.

040704 Waters Road and East Cherokee Drive 25.98 R40 R20
47 Lots
BOC voted to deny this zoning.

05/04/04 Public hearing before Planning Commission.

040704 Mountain Road 43.41
acres
R80

R15
90 Homes

The BOC voted to allow the applicant to delay the decision on this property until June 16th.

05/04/04 Planning Commission recommended the parcel on Hwy 140 be rezoned R30 and the back parcel that is adjacent to the R80 estate homes be rezoned R60.  They further recommended that the entrance be off Hwy 140 and a 35 foot buffer be placed between the
R30 and the existing Twin Lakes subdivision that is developed at R40 density.
 

I think this is a good decision from the Planning Commission.  They respected the rights of the estate development and the Twin Lakes residents while giving a workable solution for the land owner.  They even took the entrance under consideration by recommending it be moved away from Mountain Road Elementary and placed on Hwy 140.  Hopefully the Board of Commissioners will follow the lead of the Planning Commission who spent so much time crafting their recommendation.

05/04/04/Public hearing before the Planning Commission.

031804 East Cherokee Drive
Hickory Road
38+/-

R80

R20

BOC approved with Planning Commission recommendation.

04/06 The Planning Commission recommended R40.  That would allow the church site and about 28 homes.  Will come before the BOC 04/20/04

To come before the Planning Commission April 6th at 7:00 PM.

Request is for a 10 acre church site with about 55 homes behind the church.

Neighbors who were at the Public Participation Meeting felt this was too dense for East Cherokee Drive.  I agree.

031804 Waters Road
Waters Lake Lane
30+/- R40

R20
61 lots

BOC allowed the applicant to withdraw the application .  The zoning will remain R40.  Congratulations to the Waters Road community for a superb job.

Planning Commission recommended denial for this application on May 4th.  The case will come before the Board of Commissioners for a final decision on May 18th at 6:00 PM.

04/06 This project was postponed until May 4,2004

To come before the Planning Commission April 6th at 7:00 PM

I do not have a clear site plan.

Too dense for Waters Road.

020304

Bailey Road near Hwy 140

39+

R80

RZL
116 Units

On May 4th the Planning Commission recommended the application be withdrawn and a new application be submitted if the owner seeks rezoning in the future.

This project will not be heard on April 6th that hearing is to be cancelled.  The developer had a meeting with members of the community at the library.  He seems to understand that a plan needs to be developed that is lower density.  He did agree to look at  a lower density option.  We will have to wait and see what the new plan looks like, I will post info as soon as it is available.

There is a new plan for this development.  I have not seen the changes.  I will post as soon as I see the changes.

The developer has again requested a delay until April 6, 2004 at 7:00 PM for the public hearing before the Planning Commission.

At the request of the applicant the hearing before the Planning Commission has been delayed until
March 2, 2004.

To come before the Planning Commission on February 3, 2004.  Will probably come before the Board of Commissioners on February 17th.  There is a public participation meeting on January 20, 2004 at 7:00 PM at the Historic Courthouse in Canton.

12/2003

Hwy 140 across from the Old Saveway

1

R80

General Commercial

This request is for a business that is to locate in the existing house.  They catch and relocate wild and nuisance animals.

Approved as OI by the Board of Commissioners.
Approve: Biello, Sanders, Byrd, Good, Johnston
 

06/2003

Hwy 140/
Univeter Road

5.5

R40

General
Commercial

060303 Planning Commission recommended approval.  This parcel is across from the tire store on Hwy 140.

061703 Board of Commissioners voted to approve.
Approve: Biello, Sanders, Byrd, Good, Johnston
 

06/2003

Ranchwood
Trail

38.5

AG

R20

060303 Planning Commission recommended R80 against the perimeter where it touches parcels that have been developed R80 R40 for the rest of the parcel.

Approved as R40 with lots abutting existing R80 to be R80 also.
Approve: Biello, Sanders, Byrd
Deny: Johnston

The developer brought a lawsuit and the BOC voted not to defend in court and instead grant additional density.
Approve: Biello, Sanders, Good, Byrd
Deny: Johnston

012003

Thomas Road

100+

AG

R40 Conservation

110 Home Subdivision

012103 Board of Commissioners voted to approve. 
Approve: Biello, Sanders, Byrd
Deny: Johnston, Good

The following conditions were also approved:
Limit of 98 homes.
$30,000.00 donation to schools
$30,000.00 donation for improvements to Thomas Road

Community filed a lawsuit to stop the project.