Commission approves south Fayette residential rezoning

A rezoning off Ga. Highway 92 south near the Spalding county line was approved Thursday night by the Fayette County Commission.

The new development will consist of six lots on 217 acres, a significant cut from the 31 lots it had previously been approved for. The smallest lot is 11.34 acres but two are larger than the rest: one at 84 acres and the other at 66 acres.

The rezoning changed the district from a combined estate-residential and agriculture-residential to a straight AR zoning. The parcel is located off Ga. Highway 92 at Chapman Road.

Joe Robinson, a representative of developer The Oaks LLC, noted that the zoning was going to a lower density than originally approved.

The county’s planning commission had already signed off on the plan, which will require a new development plan for the parcel.

The vote was 4-0 with Commissioner Charles Oddo absent.

In other business, the commission unanimously approved the appointment of ethics board alternate Pota Coston to a vacant seat on the full three-member ethics board.

The commission also approved a proposal to allow the district attorney’s office to classify his employees as county employees instead of state employees, which will allow for a significant cost savings on medical insurance, officials said.

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