GAINESVILLE - An appeal of a "stop work" order
issued to a builder who was constructing two houses in a Gainesville
subdivision is going to the Georgia Court of Appeals.
A superior court judge agreed with the city last month that
the industrialized homes aren't allowed under the zoning in
Water's Edge Subdivision.
"Everything we've done with this particular home in
this neighborhood is within state guidelines and within my
constitutional rights, Building Systems Network CEO Grant
Company officials want to finish one house and put up another.
Some residents of the subdivision have been opposed to the
homes, fearing a decrease in property values.
Smereczynsky said they had hoped to work it out in superior
"We went to court under the pretenses that we were going
to get this all worked out and what happened was, that didn't
happen," Smereczynsky said.
He said the case has drawn a rally from others involved in
his industry from Georgia and around the country. Smereczynsky
also said he has support from the Commissioner of the Georgia
Department of Community Affairs.