Hall County, GA approves 500-plus acre Hwy 365 industrial park
Posted on AccessNorthGA.com: Thursday, August 23rd 2012
GAINESVILLE – With one dissenting vote, Hall County Commissioners Thursday approved providing water, sewer and road paving for the county’s newest and biggest planned industrial park on Highway 365 in the northeastern part of the county.
Chamber Industrial Development Vice President Tim Evans said the park, located just north of White Suplhur Road, holds big promise with its 23 sites on a 500-plus acre tract, potentially 4,000 jobs and a $1-billion private investment once the park is full. Chairman Tom Oliver made the motion.
“This is just taking Hall County to a place where it’s been wanting to go for years,” Oliver said.
Development Authority attorney Tred Syfan told commissioners the county would need to underwrite the project to get the state’s new $14-million poultry lab to locate there. Craig Lutz was opposed.
“This basically has the county funding everything that’s going to be built as far as infrastructure out there,” Lutz said.
Vice Commission Chairman Billy Powell said the selling point on the project was that the county gets paid back and the money goes back into SPLOST VI.