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Industrial park proposal withdrawn
Owner pulls request for rezoning tract
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A property owner seeking to build industrial park in Bulloch County has withdrawn his request for rezoning.

Bulloch County Zoning Director Randy Newman said Tuesday that the rezone request by Dan Bradley Jr. to change a 4,682-acre parcel of land in the Bulloch Bay area, near Interstate 16 and Highway 67, from AG-5 to Light Industrial was withdrawn last week, with no reason given.

Bradley, who owns GA I-16 Bulloch County LLC and is represented by Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co., did not return phone calls seeking comment about the matter Tuesday or Wednesday. Neither did Ralph Forbes of Thomas & Hutton, who spoke for Bradley during a July 14 Bulloch County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

The commission voted against the rezone request, even though Bradley had asked them to defer a decision until he could provide more information. The planning and zoning meeting was met with a standing-room-only crowd, with the hallway outside crowded with people who opposed the suggested industrial park.

The request was to have been considered by Bulloch County commissioners during their Aug. 2 meeting, but as it was withdrawn, it will not be on the agenda, Newman said.

If he chooses, Bradley may resubmit a rezone request at any time, he said. A new request would have to be reviewed and voted upon by the Planning and Zoning Commission before being sent to Bulloch County commissioners for consideration.

Reasons residents opposed the rezone request for the proposed industrial park included environmental, aesthetic and traffic concerns.

Bradley suggested that there is a need for an industrial park in Bulloch County to lure new and larger industry to the area.

Bulloch County currently has an industrial park under construction and awaiting tenants at a location near Highway 301 South and Interstate 16.

 

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

 

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