Rezone For Garden Center On Mars Hill Road Coming To Planning Commission

Proposed Garden Center Ahead, Right
Proposed Garden Center Ahead, Right
A request by Flo Wilkes to rezone property she owns on Mars Hill Road so she can build a nursery and garden center will be before the Oconee County Planning Commission Monday night for a first public hearing.

Wilkes, in partnership with Chad Forehand, is asking to change the zoning of the nearly eight acre tract from agriculture and residential to business so they can build the garden center and nursery.

The property is at the intersection of Dooley Boulevard and Mars Hill Road. Dooley Boulevard, now blocked, runs through the mothballed Parkside subdivision and will be a shortcut from Mars Hill Road to Hog Mountain Road just east of Veterans Memorial Park.

The Oconee County Planning staff has recommended approval of the rezone request, despite noting that it could adversely affect neighboring properties.

For more on the story, go to Oconee County Observations.

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