Jonah Lane rezoning stalls in January Meeting


JASPER, Ga. – The rezoning for apartments to be constructed on Jonah Lane in Jasper has stalled in this months meeting after discussion raised community pushback on the change.

Leftover from the December meeting when the rezoning was first brought up and conditionally approved by the council, they now have questions and discussions coming for the future of the C-2 lot. The pitch was to rezone to R-3 for apartments.

Both Brad Dilbeck and David Shouse, local developers, made note of lack of notifications for the initial rezoning requests, though Dilbeck said one of his tenants was notified. They also made comments that the Council speaks for the citizens but they don’t know or have had contact with council-members.

Shouse also said that he developed his land under the pretext that other commercial developments would come around him. He said, “There’s no way any other developer, in their right mind, is going to build anything else commercial beside this project.”

The main argument against the apartments comes from being so close to industrial lots. Those owners said they know they will get complaints and have to deal with the police for noise complaints and complaints about late and early hours of work.

With expectations of freedom to operate how they see fit, business owners said they chose their locations for its general distance from residential areas.

Other complaints revolved around traffic and wear on the road in competition between the current commercial traffic and a potentially a hundred extra cars.

Ultimately tabled for next month, the stall in the issue doesn’t mean the rezoning will be denied. It is still under investigation by the council who could be making a final decision next month.



Windsor Lodge Assisted Living – Groundbreaking


The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Windsor Lodge Assisted
Living on the groundbreaking for their new business.

Opening Spring of 2018, Windsor Lodge Assisted Living, will offer a relaxing mountain lodge atmosphere designed to take advantage of the great views from the site. The one story 47,500 square foot family owned and operated community will include a large activity room, private dining room, vaulted resident dining area, salon, multi use rooms, gathering areas, and tranquil covered porches. Resident apartments will include free WiFi and cable tv, key-less entry, ceiling fans, mini refrigerator, transportation to activities, emergency call systems, and bathrooms designed with seniors in mind. Resident services will provide assistance with personal care, medication assistance, meals and snacks, housekeeping and personal laundry services, and offer a diverse assortment of daily activities through our Life Enrichment Program. Windsor Lodge will proudly offer a secured and distinct Memory Care Community focused on the unique needs of adults facing memory challenges.

Windsor Lodge Assisted Living will be located at 190 Sammy McGhee BLVD, Jasper, GA, 30143.


For more information on Windsor Lodge Assisted Living, check out their website.

For more information on this and many other businesses that are
members of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, please give us a call at 706-692- 5600 or
visit their website.

North Georgia Living Showcase on June 10th 2017

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North Georgia is surrounded by beautiful mountains, clean rivers, fresh air and clear skies.  Whether you are interested in biking, hiking, canoeing or kayaking there are plenty of venues for your enjoyment.  You may prefer to sample the many fine wines produced by the local vineyards or refresh with a craft beer.  If organic gardening is your thing, then check out the local farms that provide a bounty for fresh vegetables and fruits.  Feeling artistic?  Then you will enjoy both fine arts and performing arts via our many museums and playhouses.

Come meet those businesses that make North Georgia such a fun and healthy place to live.  Join us for the North Georgia Living Showcase and be amazed.

Saturday, June 10th, 2017.  Highland Crossing Shopping Center, Highway 515, Ellijay, GA  9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Admission is free.  Like us on Facebook!

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