HIAWASSEE, Ga – The public hearing originally scheduled for May 24 was moved to June 17 to meet legal requirements for notice to the public.
June 17 at 6 p.m. at the Civic Center is the new date for the public hearing dealing with the proposed changes to Hiawassee’s planning development ordinance.
Density restrictions within city limits will be changing if approved. The new language applies to lots one acre or larger. Developers can build a maximum of 10 units per acre in a maximum of four units.
The change would accommodate the proposed Mountain Views townhome project with the goal of creating housing for young professional families in the area. The proposed price range is more than likely above the price point of those in the service industry, starting at $230,000 and up.
Councilmember Anne Mitchell came out vehemently against the project, but the other city councilmembers see the benefit of it.
Feature graphic courtesy of Mohamed Hassan.