BOC denies group home request
Henderson opposed, to deny a conditional use permit for a group home in the Creekview Heights Subdivision off Kirkland Road. The planning commission also recommended denying the permit.
Petitioner Carmen Hosley, a Snellville resident, gave a detailed presentation of her plans to open the Fantastic Futures group home, including a 53-page program, which she said was written by home group expert Dr. Shute Howze.
“There is a need for good group homes here in Newton County,” Hosley said. “We want to go grow with Creekview Heights as it becomes a recognized, reputable community. And it’s im- portant for children to be in a community setting, not outside of a community or neighborhood, because it can begin to feel like an institution.”
She said there would be no noticeable difference to the outside of the home and that there was a misconception that group