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880-home community gets Gainesville board’s OK
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Clyde Morris speaks about the negatives the plans for the community off Ahaluna Drive and Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 might create during the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board meeting Tuesday night. About 125 people showed up in opposition to Oak Hall’s plans. - photo by Erin O. Smith/The Times
HALL COUNTY -- An 880-home active-adult community off Ahaluna Drive was recommended for approval Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board. The board gave its OK quickly and without discussion. Board member Jane Fleming briefly questioned Tad Braswell of Oak Hall Companies, the developer, about the company studying traffic 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. “I know there’s a lot of traffic later, after 6 p.m., for restaurants, shopping and just normal stuff,” Fleming said.