Zoning for Hollander plant approved [UPDATE 7-17]
By Linda Green

The McDuffie County Commission unanimously approved the rezoning of a residential area to bring in a manufacturing company.
On July 15, the county commissioners approved the rezoning of the intersection of Stagecoach Road and Cobbham Road to pave the way for Hollander Sleep Products to construct a 208,000 square-foot facility in the first half of 2015 and hire at least 220 people from McDuffie County.
The commission upheld the recommendation of the McDuffie County Planning Board to rezone 60.36 acres from residential to a light industrial district. The rezoning allows Hollander to relocate from 40-year operation in Tignall to McDuffie County and increase its operations and make a $9 million investment in the community.
The zone change came at the request of the Thomson-McDuffie County Development Authority.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, July 24, edition of The McDuffie Progress.

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The McDuffie County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously accepted a request to rezone a residential area for light industry on July 1.
The planning commission has sent a recommendation to the McDuffie County Commission to rezone 60 acres on state highway 150, less than one mile from I-20, for the location of Hollander Sleep Products, a bedding company, which will employ approximately 220 people.
The employees, 70 from the company’s site in Tignall and 150 anticipated from McDuffie County, are poised to have a positive impact on sales tax money and ancillary jobs, said the McDuffie County Development Authority in its request for rezoning the area between the intersection of Cobbham and Stagecoach roads for light manufacturing.
Noise pollution, traffic increase, environmental impact, glare from lights, buffer, stormwater run-off, odors and operating covenants were concerns voiced by a contingent of residents from the neighborhoods around the two roads. They spoke against plans for the company to locate its new 208,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in Stone Business Park, north of I-20.
Four commissioners, Charles Wallace, Georgia Hobbs, Ron Hickman and Don McCorkle unanimously approved the authority’s rezoning request. Member Jimmy Poston was absent due to a death in the family.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, July 10, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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