Grow Hahira the RIGHT Way
It's no wonder so many people love calling Hahira their home town. It's perfectly southern and quaint with wonderful folks, top-notch schools, beautiful landscapes, and wonderful traditions. That's why it's so important for our town to grow the RIGHT way.
As more people desire to move here, developers are tempted to overcrowd land. This means packing in as many homes as possible into small land parcels. The short-term effect of this is opening up the possibility for more good people to move here quicker, but the long-term effects of this are not so positive.
The Lowndes Country Board of Commissioners voted on November 30, 2020 in a 5 to 4 vote in favor to rezone 37.5 acres of land in Hahira that borders Hagan Bridge Road and Coleman Road. This vote makes it possible for real estate developers to build on smaller land lots and build smaller homes (potentially in the range of 1,400 square ft per home). One estimate suggested this would allow for 140 homes on this parcel of land.
Overcrowding and over-developing land in and around Hahira will cause:
- Water flow issues for rain water and waste water
- Increased traffic congestion especially on school-access roads
- Over crowded public schools putting unfair demands on teachers
- Less "green space" for wildlife and natural habitat
- More street noise and noise pollution in general
- Potential for current property values to decrease (since surrounding homes are larger than the size of the homes proposed)
We desire to see Hahira grow the RIGHT way. As our little, lovely town continues attracting more and more people (as it should) let's work together to ensure that we retain as much of the local charm in our community as we possibly can.
Sign the Petition to Keep Hahira Growing the RIGHT Way and Reject the Rezoning at Hagan Bridge Road/Coleman Road from R-21 (county), R-15 (city), and R-10 (city) to a combination of R-10 (city) and R-6 (city.