July 21, 2022

Gene Zaleski, The Times and Democrat

Planners reject proposed Sandy Run development

ST. MATTHEWS – The Calhoun County Planning Commission unanimously voted Thursday to reject the rezoning request of a developer who wants to build 170 homes in a rural part of the Sandy Run community.

“This decision is remarkable,” Sandy Run resident Wanda Puckett said. “It is a great decision. It was really the only decision they could make.”

Planning commissioners wasted little time in making the decision without any public discussion. Their unanimous vote brought a round of applause from those in attendance, with some choosing to give a standing ovation.

Gateway Land Development was proposing to build the housing units over two phases. The first phase was to include 85 houses and the second would include 85 houses. Lot sizes would be 70 feet wide and 120 feet deep.

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