Columbia County meets tonight on apartment rezoning issue

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:52 AM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 10:08 PM
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Columbia County commissioners will take another look tonight at imposing a moratorium on rezoning properties for apartments.

Commissioners had decided against imposing such a moratorium during a May meeting until county attorney Doug Batchelor and county planning staff could revise ordinances related to multifamily housing.

At that May meeting, Mr. Batchelor said a moratorium might still be necessary should he and planning officials develop several options on ordinance revisions.

Revisions could include maximum density and parking regulations. They might also clarify the difference between owner-occupied and rental units and set standards for an apartment complex’s design.

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coolette
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coolette 06/16/09 - 10:57 am
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Thank you Coumbia County

Thank you Coumbia County Commissioners for protecting our property values! We don't want mass apartments near our subdivisions!! Look at the ones next to Academy.

bone
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bone 06/16/09 - 11:13 am
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another reason for the

another reason for the moratorium is the recent law passed that will allow students to apply for ANY open spaces in schools within CC. property values are about to take a serious nosedive soon anyway; no need to help them out by throwing up apts in the area when they aren't needed.

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 06/16/09 - 12:59 pm
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the ones next to the academy

the ones next to the academy are nice apartments.. it would be different if they were building public housing next to a nice upper class neighborhood or subsidized housing or some crap project of that sort...

thingsneedtochange
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thingsneedtochange 06/16/09 - 01:31 pm
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Those apartments by Academy

Those apartments by Academy are the only Subsidized apartments in Columbia county. The cops are always there because of problems. Also, with all of these existing and new apartments Columbia County is just inviting trouble. I understand that it help financially but in the long run they are ruining our county and increasing the crime in our area. I have lived here my whole life and I must say that over the years this area has lost the safe feeling that it used to have. We seem to be striving to be the new run-down, crime ridden county.

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GuyIncognito 06/16/09 - 02:39 pm
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How about the Hovel (aka the

How about the Hovel (aka the Haven) they are building off Washington Road by the Kroger? Who let that multi-coloured monstrosity go through?

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Little Lamb 06/16/09 - 03:34 pm
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To coolette and bone: the

To coolette and bone: the reporter did not say they were going to PASS a moratorium. He said they were going to LOOK AT a moratorium. You might want to go to the meeting and stand with a scowl on your face to let the commissioners know how you feel.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 06/16/09 - 03:58 pm
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Coolette and bone, Lamb isn't

Coolette and bone, Lamb isn't kidding. The commissioners need to see people there to let them know they're doing what the people really want.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 06/16/09 - 09:30 pm
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wow, class warfare at its

wow, class warfare at its finest.

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