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Planning commission addresses south Augusta developments

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Hearings regarding more than one south Augusta development project was postponed on Monday afternoon by the Augusta Planning Commission, while a senior living complex was approved to go before the Augusta Commission.

Stanley Martin Homes had petitioned to rezone a 267-acre portion of land from agricultural to one-family residential in order to develop the area into a subdivision, currently called Windsor Park according to Stanley Martin land acquisition manager Luke Boatright. The residential community would include 695 homes, including townhomes and single-family detached homes, on tracts of land on Nunnery Road, Patterson Bridge Road and Windsor Spring Road.

The request was continued from the March meeting, at the request of the applicant; and though the Planning Department recommended approval with conditions, the Planning Commission unanimously voted to postpone addressing the matter until its next meeting on June 6.

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Planning staff had recommended denying the another such petition to rezone a 5.52-acre property at 4309 Windsor Spring Rd. from Zone R-1A One-family Residential to Zone R1E. The applicant for this request was Planning Commissioner Robert Cooks, on behalf of B.A. Johnson Construction Company, who thus recused himself from this portion of the meeting. This proposed development would consist of 32 single-family detached homes. Ultimately, however, the commissioners voted to allow Cooks to withdraw the petition without prejudice.

An apartment complex for seniors passed through, however, after George Tullos petitioned on behalf of Good Faith Management to rezone a six-acre parcel at 2201 Harding Road from one-family to multiple-family residential. Tullos is senior vice president of development in the southeast region for MVAH Partners, a development firm specializing in low-income apartment housing. The Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the petition. The proposed apartments will be for residents aged 55 and older.

Skyler Q. Andrews is a staff reporter covering education in Columbia County and business-related topics for The Augusta Press. Reach him at [email protected].

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