The Hall County Board of Commissioners is one step closer to constructing a park off Harrison Drive in Gainesville.
The board voted to place a resolution for the deannexation of property from the City of Gainesville on the consent agenda during Monday’s work session. The resolution would need to be passed during Thursday’s voting meeting before going to the City of Gainesville for approval. If passed by the City, the property could then be purchased by Hall County for park development.
“We have identified this property as a location conducive for a park, an amenity that will improve the quality of life not only for the neighborhoods surrounding the park but for Hall County as a whole,” District 4 Commissioner Jeff Stowe said. “The residents in this area and County officials have been actively pursuing the possibility of a park for some time now, and I’m excited to see our pursuit begin to take life.”
The 21.98 acres of land requested for deannexation stretches between Harrison Drive, Athens Street and Interstate 985.