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County, DOT strike deal for parkway maintenance
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Forsyth County News

Forsyth County commissioners have authorized a proposed right-of-way agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation for mowing and maintenance along Peachtree Parkway.

Once in place, the agreement will be assigned to the Peachtree Parkway Improvement District, a nonprofit that will receive funding through businesses and subdivisions along the corridor to maintain and improve the highway medians.

Also during their meeting Thursday night, commissioners:

* Approved a rezoning from neighborhood shopping to commercial business district for about 2.7 acres on the northwest corner of Hwys. 306 and 369. The proposed use for the site is a gas station and convenience store with a drive through.

* Granted a rezoning for Legacy Senior Service from agricultural to office and industrial for about 5.5 acres on Post Road.

The approval includes a conditional use permit for a senior housing assisted living facility. The vote was 4-1, with Commissioner Pete Amos opposed.

* Declined an offer for a donation of about 8.8 acres on Fowler Road. The property owner proposed giving the land to the county, since it’s adjacent to Fowler Park. However, with the Big Creek separating the two sites, staff saw little use for the property.


Note: All votes were 5-0 unless otherwise noted.