Rest Haven getting a little smaller thanks to deannexation

Following a recent public hearing, Gwinnett Commissioners approved a request to deannex 2.84 acres of Rest Haven, the tiny city located off Buford Highway near the Gwinnett/Hall county line. The move pushes the city that much closer to being totally absorbed by Buford. Commissioners also proceeded with zoning the land at 410 Thunder Road for residential housing.

The acreage will be removed from Rest Haven’s tax digest on Jan. 1.

Efforts began in 2001 to dissolve Rest Haven after two residents filed complaints arguing the city didn’t provide enough “required services”. A subsequent lawsuit by the grandson of one of the city founders led to a court order reestablishing the tiny city in 2002. In 2005, Rest Haven began the process of deannexing portions of the city while allowing Buford to incorporate the lands.

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