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Hoschton Braselton Community Association

Hoschton Braselton Community Association is a non-profit organization that is committed to supporting our governing agencies while preserving the guidelines of sensible growth to benefit our citizens.

H.B.C.A. In the News: "Local homeowners watch for 'quality developments'", The Paper, June 19, 2008, 2A. To read the article, click here.

H.B.C.A. In the News: "Panoz's Industrial Request Denied", The Braselton News, October 29, 2008, 2A. To read the article, click here.

H.B.C.A. In the News: "Braselton denies light industrial plans: Neighbors oppose request for Ga. Hwy. 124 property", The Braselton News, November 12, 2008, 1A and 3A. To read the article, click here.

H.B.C.A. In the News: "Braselton council denies rezoning request", The Paper, November 13, 2008, 7A. To read the article, click here.

History of Hoschton Braselton Community Association

In August 2004, citizens in the Highway 124 and Highway 211 area in Barrow County joined together to form the Hoschton Braselton Community Association (H.B.C.A.) to encourage Barrow County officials to decline a rezoning request for a proposed 1.5 million square foot distribution center next to an established subdivision.  The citizens showed up to the Barrow County planning, zoning, and commissioners’ meetings wearing red shirts.  As a result of uniformity, we are now commonly referred to as the “Red Shirts” by the media. 


We serve as a citizen’s oversight group.  The purpose of our group is to insure that any residential or commercial development that is proposed to local government be one that is desirable to existing residents of the area and adds to their quality of life.  In short, we support quality development that will be a benefit to existing residents.  The primary goal of the H.B.C.A. is to help bring attention and resources to key economic, population growth, and quality of life issues in the Hoschton and Braselton areas (located in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson Counties).  Our goals include the following:
  • Creating a since of community by volunteering in community projects.
  • Creating safe and vibrant communities with emphasis on Quality of Life.
  • Improve business development and job opportunities.
  • Enhance property values.


The H.B.C.A. has been very active with local governments in sharing our vision for the Hoschton/Braselton Area.  The following is a list of some of the H.B.C.A. accomplishments:

  • Defeated a 1.5 million square foot distribution center located next to existing subdivisions.
  • Convinced the Barrow County Commission that the Highway 211 exit of I-85 is the “Gateway” to Barrow County.
  • Proposed that an Overlay District be established along Highway 211 and Highway 124 that would establish zoning and building restrictions for that area.  Enacted June of 2006.
  • Acquired the Overlay District document from the Town of Braselton for Barrow County to use as the foundation document for their Overlay District.
  • Proposed to Barrow County a re-zoning moratorium until the Overlay District was established.  Barrow County incorporated the recommendation.
  • Continue to keep local residents apprised of proposed development in their area and offer advice and support to citizen groups concerning development.


The HBCA holds meetings with and provides independent information to the local government officials, business owners, news organizations, citizens and the H.B.C.A. membership.  We compile our information by attending county, city, and community meetings.  We hold discussions with experts in the fields of Quality of Life, Environment, Economics, Population Growth, and Transportation.  We also perform other independent research.


Membership consists of and is available to citizens and business owners of the Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties.  If you would like to join H.B.C.A., please click here to download the membership form.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please call Rick Matthews, President of H.B.C.A. at (770) 633-1680 or e-mail H.B.C.A.



















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from USA Today

By Larry Olmsted,
Special for USA TODAY


Second Homes: A 'Dream Town' Lies Just Outside Atlanta

This article details information about the following:

—Gwinnett County
—The City of Braselton
—Chateau Elan Resort
—Chateau Elan Subdivision
—Hamilton Mill Subdivision
—Reunion Subdivision

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