Officials to consider rezoning ordinances

AIKEN --- The Aiken City Council will meet tonight to discuss zone changes for a local Baptist church and a youth center.

 

The council will consider the second reading of a proposed ordinance to rezone Helping Hands, a 24-hour residential care center at 100 John Elliott Lane. The council approved the first reading of the measure to change the center's rezoning from limited professional to planned institutional to allow for the addition of dormitories. The zone change and dormitory construction would allow the nonprofit organization to house 32 more youths.

The council also will consider the first reading of a proposed ordinance to rezone property and approve a concept plan for Second Baptist Church on Dupont Drive. The church's plan would add an apartment building with a maximum of 50 units for seniors. It also calls for a 3,600-square-foot adult day care facility on 10 acres. If approved, the zoning would change from residential single-family to planned residential.

In other business, the council:

- Will consider the second reading of a proposed ordinance to convey property along the closed Ligon Street right of way to property owner Georgia Benton.

- Will hear the second reading of a proposed ordinance to revise the residential plan for The Village at Woodside so the city can place a well and water-treatment center on unused land.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 214 Park Ave. S.W.

Reach Stephanie Toone at (803) 648-1395, ext. 110, or stephanie.toone@augustachronicle.com.