Rezone, Special Use & Variance Requests

Please note: public meetings are open for in-person and virtual attendance. To ensure the safety of all those participating in Planning Commission meetings, interested members of the public are encouraged to participate virtually or submit written comments in advance. The public comment period for each hearing item will be open to those attending via zoom (virtual connection information for Planning Commission meetings will be posted to  the Planning Department webpage prior to each meeting) and written comments will be accepted in advance at ocplanning@oconee.ga.us. For those that wish to attend in person, it is encouraged that groups send a spokesperson to comment on their behalf.

For those planning to attend in person, please be aware that all COVID-19 protocols will be followed including mandatory mask wearing, maintaining six feet of distance between individuals that do not share a household, and limiting the number of people in the meeting room as necessary to maintain social distance. Please contact the Planning & Code Enforcement Department with any questions on participation options.

The following items will be heard at the April 19, 2021, Planning Commission meeting and the May 4, 2021, Board of Commissioners Meeting (note: Variances are heard at the BOC meeting only):


Rezone #P20-0210; Deferred Tax, LLC; R-1 (Single Family Residential District), B-1 PUD (General Business Planned Unit Development), and B-2 (Highway Business District) to B-2 (Highway Business District); ±46.87 acres; located at Mars Hill Road, Oconee Connector, Georgia Highway 316, and Virgil Langford Road; Commercial.

Special Use #P21-0028; Westminster Christian Academy, LLC; Temporary Modular Building; ±40.74 acres; located at 1640 & 1590 New High Shoals Road; School.

Rezone #P21-0029; Waymon L. and Betty Sue Ash; AR (Agricultural Residential District) to AR (Agricultural Residential District) with modifications to rezone #295; ±5.00 acres; located at 1120 Berta Drive; Residential.