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CONTRACTOR SERVICES | Gresham Planning & Development, Inc
Our founder, Bill Gresham, has been involved in the construction trade for most of his life and currently holds a valid Georgia Residential and Light Commercial Contractor's License.
Bill also holds a current certification as a Level II Design Professional with the Georgia State Water Conservation Commission.
Bill, a native of Atlanta relocated to Clarkesville in 1999 seeking a simpler lifestyle.
He is the owner of Gresham Planning & Development, a surveying and engineering company that has been in existence since 1983.
In addition to being a Registered Land Surveyor, Bill holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Horticulture from the University of Georgia.
He couples his love of the natural world with his gift for land planning and thus minimizes the impact of the development with the end result being one that is aesthetically pleasing as well as environmentally responsible.
Bill is a member of Grace Calvary Episcopal Church and has served in several leadership capacities there.
Bill is also involved with the Clarkesville Greenways Project.
Bill is married to Lane and they are the proud parents of three very active children.
Tucked away just steps from all that downtown Clarkesville has to offer, The Village on Washington Developers Matt Mixon and Bill Gresham have a vision for the future of Clarkesville that includes bringing folks back to town to recapture the feeling of yesteryear when all the amenities of small town America were within steps of your front door.
William Gresham of ...
William Gresham of Gresham Planning & Development in Clarkesville spoke in favor of the development.
CITY OF DULUTH
b. A#0118-00 annexation and rezoning request submitted by Gresham Planning and Development, Inc. c/o William P. Gresham, of Duluth, Georgia.Property is located at the corner of Chattahoochee Drive and Rogers Bridge Road, tax parcel 7-201-220, consisting of 1.305 acres.
, Gresham Planning and Development
, stated that he
is representing Six Grand LLC
, which will mainly consist of the cabinet shop currently located in Downtown Duluth
that is being forced to relocate as part of the redevelopment of Downtown Duluth.He
stated that Mr. Dispain wants to stay close to the existing shop and in Duluth.He
stated that cabinets will be manufactured on site with a small portion of the building will be office or spec tenant space.He
stated that originally this property
confirmed that there is a big hole with trees, but the other end of the building is a loading dock, so the parking lot could not be relocated to the other end.
stated that it wouldn't make sense to brick the façade facing the railroad, because there will be some trees there.He
stated that there is no visual sight for that side of the building.He
added that the grade of the lot is about 15 feet difference from the road.He
suggested prohibiting roof top units.
Commissioner Davenport suggested additional plantings at the rear at the discretion of the Planning Department.Mr. Gresham
agreed and added that a sub wall of six feet or more will be below the building, which would create a large expense to the owner if brick were required.
Commissioner Neaton clarified that from Rogers Bridge Road there is a 15-foot grade difference.She
confirmed that he
would have no problem with disallowing roof top units.She
clarified that if standing on Rogers Bridge Road, you would be looking over the top of the proposed building.Mr. Gresham
stated that if standing on Rogers Bridge Road, you would be able to see the roof, but at the intersection and along Chattahoochee Drive, you would not see the roof.He
stated that it would be a pre-engineered metal building with a brick façade.He
stated that the brick would extend above the roofline.
Commissioner Neaton stated that if she
lived in Riverbrooke, she
would not be able to see the building due to the grade of the property.Mr. Gresham
stated that there is a growth of trees on the corner adjacent to Riverbrooke.He
stated that the homeowners in Riverbrooke should not be able to hear anything from the proposed building.
stated that nothing is planned.He
stated that property is being dedicated for right-of-way; a landscape strip will be installed where it can.He
stated that probably only from the driveway to the opposite corner of the intersection.
stated that this has not yet been determined.
Commissioner Neaton asked about other tenants.Mr. Gresham
stated that other tenants could be similar to him or to supplement his
business, which has not been determined at this time.He
stated that he
has enough space for 1-3 tenants, and will obtain the property permits to finish out the space.He
stated that additional parking may be required, and will be installed at that time based on future tenants.
Commissioner Neaton asked their hours of operation.Mr. Gresham
stated that he
currently operates from around 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
stated that it would not be a problem.
stated that Chattahoochee Drive was originally installed to maintain the railroad tracks, not a dedicated right-of-way.He
stated that it became Chattahoochee Drive by Gwinnett County when they thought they had a prescriptive easement, which was argued in court and Gwinnett County lost.He
stated that the gravel road was paved about one year ago and no request to relocate the road was made at that time.He
stated that the road has been there for 35 years or more.
Commissioner Dodd stated that it made sense that if it was to serve the railroad only, that it would not line up, but if it were intended to serve commercial uses, it would be different.Mr. Gresham
stated that it was the only access to the water works before Peachtree Industrial Boulevard was built and before the bridge on Rogers Bridge Road was improved from the old one lane bridge.
Commissioner Dodd asked if there would be a lot of noisy generated by the business or is there some mechanism within the building to deaden the noise of saws, etc.Mr. Gresham
stated that he
currently uses the office directly next door and share a common wall, and they hear a slight buzz.He
stated that there are two employees and build maybe two sets of cabinets a day, so there should be no noise that would affect the residents.
stated that the road was paved and the fire hydrants were installed every 400 feet.He
stated that the original owner owned all the way down to the abandoned water treatment plant, but have since sold off several parcels.He
stated that they would be allowed to install a driveway off Chattahoochee Drive without having to make improvements to Chattahoochee Drive.
Commissioner Neaton asked why he
needs a building of this size.She
stated that this is twice the space he
currently occupies.Mr. Gresham
stated that the owner would have to answer that and he
is not here.He
stated that he
would love to stay where he
is, but he
stated that he
would guess that economically extra tenant space will help pay for the move and make it profitable or balance out evenly.
Matt Mixon and Bill ...
Matt Mixon and Bill Gresham