Planning commission to consider rezoning for Varnell apartment complex

Mar. 22—The Dalton-Varnell-Whitfield County Planning Commission will consider a request Monday by Southeast Housing Partners to rezone from general commercial to high-density residential 1.86 acres on Cleveland Highway in Varnell. The petitioner wants to build a 36-unit apartment complex on the site.

The planning commission meets at 6 p.m. in the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners meeting room of the county courthouse, 205 N. Selvidge St. in Dalton. The meeting will be livestreamed on the county's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The planning commission makes recommendations to the city councils of Dalton and Varnell and the county commissioners on rezoning requests.

The planning commission members are also scheduled to hear:

—A request by Corey Shields to rezone from general commercial to rural residential 0.14 of an acre at 4832 S.E. Tibbs Bridge Road, Dalton. According to a staff analysis, the property had a manufactured home and was long out of compliance with zoning. Shields wishes to use the property for a single-family residence, and the rezoning is necessary for that.

—A request by Integrity Construction of Dalton to rezone from low-density, single-family residential to rural residential 0.69 of an acre on Dycus Road, Dalton. The company wishes to build up to two duplexes on the site.

—A request by Juan Figueroa to rezone from heavy manufacturing to rural residential 0.25 of an acre at 911 Riverbend Road, Dalton. The rezoning is needed to reconnect electricity to a dwelling on the site.