The same developers who are building a Dollar General in Dawsonville where Hwy. 183 meets Hwy. 136 near Afton Road have submitted two applications for variances that would allow them to build another store on the corner of Harmony Church Road and Nix Bridge Road across from fire station No. 3.
The applications were submitted on Jan. 5 by Hibbymo Properties, and request that two variances be placed on the property so that the size of the building can be larger and the amount of parking spaces can be fewer all while remaining in the commercial community business zoning.
The store can already be built according to the current zoning, but if approved the variances would allow the developers to build a 9,100 square foot building instead of the 5,000 square feet that is the maximum for commercial community business zoning, as well as only provide 33 parking spaces instead of the 46 required by code.
The application states that the driveway would be located off Nix Bridge Road. Hibbymo Properties representative Bobby Howard wrote in the application that a motorcycle club currently rents the site, and that the driver visibility from Nix Bridge Road is "hampered by the grades and buildings on the site," and that those buildings would be removed and the grades lowered to increase visibility.
If built, the Nix Bridge Road Dollar General would be the fifth in the county.
The application went before the Dawson County Planning Commission on Feb. 21.