East Lake Road property gets variance from Henry County zoning board

The Henry County Zoning Advisory Board voted at its May 28 regular meeting to grant a variance for a development slated for 42 acres on the north side of East Lake Road, across from Union Grove Middle School and between East Lake Elementary School and Glen Haven Baptist Church.

The board’s vote came on a motion to waive requirements typically associated with the highway corridor overlay district regarding pedestrian lights on internal streets as well as street trees, and also to allow a four-foot width on sidewalks instead of the usual five feet. County staff had recommended denial of the variance request.