The Newnan Times-Herald


Salvage yard rezoning on commission agenda

  • By Sarah Fay Campbell
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  • Apr. 21, 2019 - 9:03 PM

A rezoning and conditional use permit to store wrecked vehicles on the property at Raymond Hill Road and Interstate 85 is among many items on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Coweta County Board of Commissioners.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the county commission chambers, upstairs at 37 Perry St., Newnan.

Copart of Connecticut is requesting a rezoning and a conditional use permit for the property at 300 Raymond Hill Road, the former Yoder and Frey auction campus.

According to minutes of the Coweta County Board of Zoning Appeals, Copart wants to use the property as a storage facility for damaged and wrecked cars while the vehicles are auctioned online.

A rezoning from LM – Light Industrial to M – Heavy Industrial is required, as well as the conditional use permit for a salvage and junkyard.

At a public hearing held last month on the conditional use permit, applicants stated the yard could hold 3,000 to 4,000 vehicles on any given day.

Area residents spoke out strongly against the permit request, and the board unanimously recommended denial.

Copart is also requesting variances to setbacks, paving standards, buffer setback rules and materials requirements.

The commissioners will hold a public hearing on the rezoning and consider the permit request Tuesday.

Other items on the agenda include:

• A request from Mike Riley regarding the filming of “The Walking Dead."

• A request from Coweta Veterinary Services to rezone property on Hwy. 154, south of Willis Road, and a conditional use permit for the property for a veterinary office and kennel.

• Contract agreements for engineering and design for several intersection improvements.