McDonough approves business relief program

The McDonough city council held a special called meeting on Monday, March 30. The council approved a business relief program to aid businesses within the city. The application for business owners is now available on the city website. The program was drafted last week through collaboration between Mayor Billy Copeland, Mayor Pro Temp Craig Elrod,... Continue Reading →

McDonough Planning Commission meets Tuesday

Symphony Park is a proposed development located behind (south of) Publix at Lake Dow. (Blue River Development photo) The McDonough Planning Commission meets on Tuesday, March 10, at 6 pm. Meetings are held at McDonough city hall and are free and open to the public to attend. This is one meeting residents need to attend!... Continue Reading →

McDonough adopts 60-day water moratorium

Construction with a water tower in the background (Henry Herald photo/ Heather Middleton) The city of McDonough has adopted a sixty-day moratorium on new developments to evaluate the city’s water system and update state permits. The moratorium does not affect any projects that have already been approved by the city or would connect to Henry... Continue Reading →

New RaceTrac proposed on highway 155

Racetrac Petroleum, Inc. has submitted a new rezoning request to the city of McDonough for a proposed location on highway 155 south. The proposed development is requesting a rezoning from C-2 (central commercial) to C-3 (highway commercial). The project is located at 716 – 726 Highway 155 South between I-75 North and King Mill Road.... Continue Reading →

McDonough adopts moratorium against multifamily zoning

The McDonough city council adopted a moratorium against new multifamily developments at their December meeting. Specifically, the moratorium prohibits "the acceptance by city staff of rezoning [requests] or the acceptance of applications for variances, permits, or inspections for the development of multi-family housing developments." The moratorium shall last until either the city council adopts amendments... Continue Reading →

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