The matter will now be heard at the May 6 meeting. Two separate applications were made, to amend the city’s future land use map for the 29-acre site on Jackson Street and rezone it from residential-agricultural to light manufacturing. The first phase of the proposed development is a 1.25-million-square-foot distribution facility with “truck courts, employee parking, improvements to Colvin Drive and all associated infrastructure,” according to a city staff report. The developers plan to use sewer service from the city and water from the Henry County Water Authority. If approved, construction would start this summer and take about 12 months.
A second phase would be considered in the future with a separate rezoning application.