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.

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Please click here for information on how to attend the January 19, 2020, Planning Commission meeting via zoom: https://www.oconeecounty.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=971

The following items will be heard at the January 19, 2021, Planning Commission meeting and the February 2, 2021, Board of Commissioners Meeting (note: Variances are heard at the BOC meeting only):


Rezone #P20-0199; Kenneth Wilbanks; AG (Agricultural District) to AR (Agricultural Residential District); ±2.00 acres; located at 2751 New High Shoals Road; Residential.

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.

Rezone #P20-0219; Michael Doster; AG (Agricultural District) to AR (Agricultural Residential District); ±4.47 acres; located at 1101 Old Barnett Shoals Road; Residential.

Rezone #P20-0235; JenHill LLC; AG (Agricultural District) to B-2 (Highway Business District); ±20.23 acres; located at 4060 Mars Hill Road; Commercial.

Special Use #P20-0236; JenHill LLC; mini-warehouses/self-storage; ±14.60 acres; located at 4060 Mars Hill Road; Commercial.

Rezone #P20-0238; Cat Creek Development Company et al; OIP (Office Institutional Professional District) to OIP (Office Institutional Professional District) with modifications to rezone #7282; ±14.88 acres; located at 2881 Monroe Highway; Senior Living community.

Special Use Modification #P20-0239; Athens Church of Christ, Inc; ±6.16 acres; located at 3720 Mars Hill Road; Church.

The following items will be heard at the February 15, 2021, Planning Commission meeting and the March 2, 2021, Board of Commissioners Meeting (note: Variances are heard at the BOC meeting only):


Special Use #P20-0198; Hugh Campbell; Wireless telecommunications tower; ±13.48 acres; located at 1290 Jones Road; Residential.