Talks between city, Garrett-Green resume this week

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Talks between the City of Dahlonega and Joey Homans, who represents Roberta Green-Garrett in her effort to build a hotel on property she owns on East Main Street, are expected to continue this week.

In an email to Fetch Your News received this weekend Homans said, “I responded to the Consent Order presented Monday evening by sending a letter/email seeking clarification of specific requirements of the City Ordinances/Historic Guidelines and requesting a meeting between the Mayor, Mr. Parks, and Roberta’s contractor, Roger DeBoy, and me.

“Thereafter, the City sent two separate revised Consent Orders (one on Thursday and one on Friday), which address “room mix” (number of suites, King rooms, and double Queen room) and City access before demolition and salvaging any reusable material before demolition.

“I explained that we cannot finalize the site plan until we understand the specific requirements sought by the City that are not within the City’s ordinances/guidelines.  We think we have enough information to prepare the updated site plan and discuss the updated site plan with designated City representatives next week.”

Once it is signed by both parties, the Consent Order constitutes a Certificate of Appropriateness and permits the demolition of the Parks Clothing Building and Butler Building. It initially called for “a maximum number of guest rooms and suites estimated as 75 but to be determined as a function of other required design elements with the City’s regulations, including parking, such total to consist of a mixture of no fewer than three suites, no fewer than 10 king suites and the balance shall be double queen rooms, the square footage per room shall be no less than 280 square feet.”

 

 

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