Moratorium is Over: New Apartment Standards Pass in Henry County

Photo shows two four-story apartment buildings with partial brick exteriors and landscaping (stock photo).
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Earlier this year, Henry County adopted a moratorium on new requests for apartments or townhomes. That moratorium is now over after less than six months after new apartment standards passed on Tuesday night.

The new standards cover apartments and townhomes in unincorporated Henry County. They also incorporate a new code section for ’horizontal multifamily’ or ’cluster homes.’

New Apartment Standards Pass

County commissioners considered the new standards at their June 20 meeting. The standards passed by a 5-1 vote. Commissioner Anglyn was the lone vote in opposition. Prior to the vote, he asked whether the county should leave the moratorium in place until October. The county will adopt a land use plan update at this time.

Some excerpts of the new standards include the following...

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