Annexation, rezonings approved in McDonough

The McDonough City Council voted at its May 2 workshop meeting to approve the annexation of 62.21 acres along Lake Dow Road near Hwy. 81 and Airline and McGarity roads.

The site was rezoned from RA (residential agricultural) to R-75 (single-family residential) after the vote to annex. The project is known as the Blue River Development or Blue River subdivision, according to city staff reports. The votes to annex and rezone were unanimous. Also rezoned was a 3.59-acre site at 231 Avalon Court, off Avalon Parkway, for Homewood Suites Hotel. The applicant was seeking to consolidate two tracts of land, zone C-2 (central commercial) and C-3 (highway commercial), into a single site zoned C-3 with conditions.

The vote was unanimous.

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