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Tonight's public retail meeting canceled
Meeting will be rescheduled; Residents encouraged to attend Brick Store overlay meeting
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Tonight’s public informational meeting about the county’s latest retail study has been canceled because of weather and will be rescheduled.

Dave Bernd, the county’s commercial recruiter, said he’s working to reschedule the meeting.

Whenever the meeting is rescheduled, Bernd will present the study (see a two-page overview attached to this article) and let attendees ask questions and then engage in a brainstorming session.

Bernd has also been working with other local officials and will offer information on local franchising opportunities.

Brick Store overlay meeting
While the retail public information meeting has been rescheduled, Bernd encouraged as many people as possible to come to the Brick Store zoning overlay meeting at 6 p.m., Feb. 20 at Georgia Perimeter College.

Bernd said the meeting will give the public a chance to “paint the picture of what kind of development they want to see.”

The Brick Store zoning overlay has not yet been put into place, but is in the process of being implemented. Zoning overlays were previously implemented along a portion of Salem Road and along a portion of Almon Road and seek to change the zoning laws in those areas to allow for “town centers” to be created in unincorporated portions of the county.

The Brick Store community is the area around U.S. Highway 278 and Ga. Highway 229.

Newton County Retail Factsheet Draft 01.14