The Canton City Council will soon consider an annexation and rezoning for a winery and resort as part of a large mixed-use development.

Grid Properties is requesting annexation, as well as a planned development and mixed use zoning of about 177 acres at Polecat Mountain to develop a mixed-use winery and resort, said Ken Patton, community development director with Canton. If approved, Polecat Mountain Winery and Resort would include a winery, a barrel and casks making business, an artisan village, retail, restaurants, conference-classroom space, a spa and wellness center, and residential units including single-family detached and multi-family.

Polecat Mountain is located along Sam Nelson Road between Canton and Waleska. The summit has an elevation of 1,503 feet, according to The mixed-use winery and resort would back up to Laurel Canyon, Preserve at Canyon Ridge, and Sam Nelson Road, City Manager Billy Peppers said.

The Canton City Council will also hear a request from the Cherokee County Board of Education to annex and zone about two acres of unincorporated Cherokee County off Riverstone Parkway near Teasley Middle School. This proposed annexation will close the island of unincorporated land. The proposed zoning for the area would be planned development and mixed use.

Barbara Jacoby, spokesperson for Cherokee County School District, said these two acres would be used as part of the school board’s plan to build a replacement Cherokee High School campus near Teasley Middle School.

Canton city staff will present reports for both requests Aug. 19. Public hearings are scheduled for the Sept. 2 city council meeting, and the council may make a decision on these cases at the Sept. 16 meeting.

City council meetings will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 110 Academy St. in Canton. The meeting will also be live streamed at


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