Sunday, April 25, 2021

Video, Web Site, Facebook Page Emerge To Support Shopping Center Rezone At Oconee Connector And Mars Hill Road

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An Athens sales and marketing firm has registered a web site to promote the rezoning of 47 acres at the corner of Mars Hill Road and the Oconee Connector for a major shopping center that would include a Publix.

The web site contains information used by land planner Ken Beall in his presentation to the Oconee County Planning Commission on Monday night, including a concept plan for the project that is different from and at odds with the one submitted to the county for the rezone request.

Centerpiece of the web site is a video that has been shared on Facebook that calls the project “environmentally responsible.”