The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing May 2 on a possible exemption to a development moratorium in Commission District 4. FORSYTH COUNTY

Forsyth sets hearing on partial lifting of moratorium

Forsyth County has set a public hearing in May on a possible exemption to a development moratorium that bars the acceptance of land disturbance permits for certain properties in Commission District 4.

The Forsyth Board of Commissioners will hold the hearing at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in Suite 220 of the county administration building, 110 E. Main St., Cumming.

The moratorium applies to tracts that were given a residential zoning designation between Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2012, except for agricultural properties, according to a county announcement.

The proposed exemption would be for the last phase of a multi-phase development. A pending resolution says the county has been approached by certain property owners and/or developers seeking the exemption.

Also, the public hearing will hear discussion on extending the moratorium, subject to any approved exemptions, to Aug. 16. It currently is set to expire May 16. Information:

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