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Residential plans approved in Columbia County

Thursday, June 6, 2013 8:09 PM
Last updated Friday, June 7, 2013 7:49 AM
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Planning commissioners approved subdivision plans that will create up to 330 new residential building sites in Columbia County.

The approvals include the rezoning of a 33.5-acre tract on Wrightsboro Road outside Grovetown that will have 72 lots. Originally zoned R-1, the site’s rezoning to R-2 had been postponed since the previous Planning Commission meeting when the site’s developer sought more time to respond to conditions placed on the project.

Commissioners approved the rezoning Thursday, along with plats for subdivision layouts of South Old Belair Road, Canterbury Farms off Chamblin Road and on William Few Parkway.

They also approved plats for two other subdivisions, and approved a revision to the Riverwood Plantation plan that will allow construction of professional offices adjacent to the roundabout at the entrance of the community.

All decisions made by planning commissioners must be endorsed by the Columbia County Board of Commissioners to become final.

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just an opinion
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just an opinion 06/06/13 - 08:53 pm
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Crown Community?

Can't wait to see these neighborhoods in 10 years.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 06/07/13 - 08:00 am
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Great!

More homes in an area that is already overcrowded!! The older homes are now becoming the section 8 and low cost rentals making the schools become even less desirable. Schools in the Grovetown area thinking they are going to get some relief from over crowding with the opening of the new Columbia Middle will just see more and more students coming in from the new homes! With so many rentals you see higher abuses of out of zone kids whose parents case the area looking for a home that is foreclosed or "for rent" to copy down the address to use for enrolling their kid. This is just plain crazy!!!!

soapy_725
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soapy_725 06/07/13 - 08:16 am
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Section 8 apartments coming to Riverwood Plantation
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More rentals in the older sections each day. Resident are moving from one house to larger houses in RP. Preferable one with water front access.

Just where will they the Section 8's be located? Adjacent to the "traffic circle" in the formally commercial zoned "shoppee's area" behind Publix? Or will they be at the General Wood entrance on property owned by Kiokee Baptist? Or will they be next to Windmill Plantation along the gas pipeline right of way? The Little Kiokee Swamp is filling up with floating foundations.

"Plantation" and Section 8 do seem comparable. But it will never happen at Woodside Plantation. Woodside has a buffer.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 06/07/13 - 08:38 am
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Just an opinion, Go look at

Just an opinion, Go look at them now. Ugly houses that are big with the walk in wow factor but not so good everywhere else. They also all look alike with that drab brick and all too close to each other. Go look at Main Street in Grovetown now. Same thing.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 06/07/13 - 08:51 am
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Guess the board got their campaign funds.

Now all the "problems" which resulted in approval being delayed have evaporated.

noway
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noway 06/07/13 - 09:52 am
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same ole same ole

This development will be another group of cookie-cutter garages with homes attached. When you look down the street, you see a bunch of cars, and alll the homes look alike. No sidewalks, no character. Yuck.

sewerbabe
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sewerbabe 06/07/13 - 09:39 pm
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Chiming In

I'd like to know the names of the people on the "planning commission" whose plans were approved by our "For Sale " Commissioners. Well said dstewartsr.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/08/13 - 08:10 am
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Sidewalks

noway raised a good point. It seems to me that it is past time to insist that new subdivision developers put in high-quality sidewalks as a mandatory infrastructure in new subdivisions.

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