BOC exploring small-box discount retailer ordinance

Discount stores, like the one proposed above, have increased their presence in the past year. (Sibley-Miller Surveying photo) The Henry County Board of Commissioners has directed planning staff to prepare a draft ordinance and bring the proposal back before the board regarding small-box discount retailers. The retailers are more commonly referred to as dollar stores... Continue Reading →

High industrial demand seen throughout metro Atlanta

High industrial demand continues to be a strong theme throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. Here are nine industrial projects being considered throughout the region. The projects mentioned below have been submitted to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for review as a development of regional impact during the last three months. The oldest project... Continue Reading →

Residential permits down 4.7% from 2018 to 2019

Blue dots represent single-family housing permits issued in 2018. (ARC photo) Preliminary data from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development illustrates a 4.7% decline in year-over-year residential building permits issued in Henry County. A total of 1,816 permits were issued in 2019, including 1,684 single-family permits and 132 multifamily permits. By comparison, in... Continue Reading →

McDonough splits in approving extended-stay hotel

Update: the McDonough council voted 4-3 to approve the modification of zoning conditions. Mayor Copeland, council members Ben Pruett, Roger Pruitt, and Craig Elrod voted in favor of the request; whereas council members Stewart, Vincent, and Varner voted against the request. The council will consider a moratorium against new hotels at their February 6 meeting.... Continue Reading →

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