The “New” Asphalt Plant is dead.
For those who have been keeping tabs on the New Asphalt Plant, you may have heard conflicting news about its fate. Here is the official version: “Application CP190040” was “Withdrawn Without Prejudice” on 12/19/2019. While the “Application” is dead, the same could not be said about the “New” asphalt plant. The direct cause of the death is the zoning issue with the proposed “New” plant site. In this 1992 Application ZA1573, the condition(s) made it illegal to build the new plant without a zoning change first (i.e. from MINE to M2). Opinions of the real cause(s) of the death ( of the Application, not the New Plant ) differ, depending on who’s talking. I’d credit the No New Asphalt Plant, with the help of the 2020 election cycle where many County and State seats will be up for grabs. Who can afford to let the flippers having their way to turn GA blue, starting from District-2 of Forsyth County? Long live the “New” Asphalt Plant !Given that nothing else has really changed, One has to assume the plan for the New Asphalt is still alive. The “Else” in the “Nothing Else”#1: The quarry remains in operation;#2: The reasons for the quarry's existence are still there: the Asphalt Mixing Plant & the Concrete Mixing Plant;#3: The plan to develop the 350-acre land to the right of the old asphalt plant is still alive;#4: The current asphalt plant is blocking the future entrance way of the new development ( the “current plant” location was mislabeled. It should be on the land right below, inside the circular road.);#5: A towering asphalt plant, new or old, is an obvious eye sore to anyone driving in and out of the new development;#6: No future tenants of the new development will tolerate the odors of an asphalt plant. (To be continued: more on the “Else ”) ********If you read Chinese请浏览我本系列的其它短文：Johns Creek 市政专栏 ———————————————Frank Hui 许宁WeChat ID: FrankHuiCTSLine ID: FrankHuiCTSFacebook———————————————