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The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a rezoning request for Hillbrooke Preserve. a 93.5-acre site at 1761 Klondike Road in Conyers from R1 to CRS for a 181-home subdivision. The property, which sits between Walker Lake Road and Smryna Road, is known by many in the area as the old Ledbetter Farm, and the property borders Walker Lake on its eastern side.

CONYERS — After meetings between the developer, the county and residents to iron out several concerns about the proposed Hillbrooke Preserve subdivision, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved the project’s rezoning request Tuesday.

The request was to rezone 93.5 acres at 1761 Klondike Road in Conyers from R1 to CRS for a 191-home subdivision. The property, which sits between Walker Lake Road and Smryna Road, is known by many in the area as the old Ledbetter Farm, and the property borders Walker Lake on its eastern side.

Under the R1 (single family residential) zoning, 105 homes could be built on the property. The developer, VI Land Sales LLC, sought rezoning to CRS (Collaborative Residential Subdivision) in order to build 191 homes. CRS zoning requires water and sewer capacity for the project and the developer will pay to have sewer lines run to the property. It also requires that 30% (27 acres) be

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Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.