Freight line rezoning reviewed by Planning Commission @ GLPC 2019-02-25

After Gretchen called Lowndes County yesterday, last month’s GLPC agenda magically appeared on the county website, along with a 2019 tab for it to appear in.

In addition to a motel, an events center, and an office in CITY OF VALDOSTA CASES, the county rezoning before the Lowndes County Commission today, REZ-2019-04 Southeastern Freight Line, was reviewed by the Planning Commission last month:

The TRC considered this request. Zoning found this request inconsistent with the Comprehensive Plan. There were no other objectionable comments.

Staff found the request overall consistent with the Goals and Policies of the Comprehensive Plan, however, inconsistent with the Character Area Map and offers the following condition: The use of the property shall be limited to the principal use of a terminal for freight by truck and accessory uses incidental and subordinate to such a facility.

The GLPC heard this request at their February regular meeting and recommended for its approval with the condition offered by Staff by a 7-0 vote. For reference, the applicant’s agent was present to answer any questions and no one spoke against the request at the public hearing.

I would like to commend Lowndes County for the website redesign. The new image at the top now looks like a respectable government, with pine trees subtly illustrating the region, instead of the old advertisement for four-wheelers. Plus it loads in less than an eon, so we can get to the useful links such as to agendas.

Here is last month’s GLPC agenda:

Greater Lowndes Planning Commission
Lowndes County City of Valdosta City of Dasher City of Hahira City of Lake Park

Monday, Monday, February 25, 2019 * 5:30 P.M. * Public Hearing
Lowndes County South Health District Administrative Office
325 West Savannah Avenue

  1. Call to Order, Invocation, and Pledge
  2. Approval of the Meeting Minutes: January 28, 2019


    FINAL ACTION by the City of Valdosta Mayor-Council
    Thursday, March 7, 2019
    Valdosta City Hall, 216 E. Central Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia
    Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 5:30 pm
    Point of Contact: Matt Martin, City Planning and Zoning Administrator (229) 259-3563
  3. CU-2019-01 Daniel Bayman
    Property Location: 118 North Patterson Street
    Request for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a small Motel facility in C-D zoning
  4. CU-2019-02 Birdie’s Events & Catering
    Property Location: 206 North Patterson Street
    Request for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for an Event Center in C-D zoning
  5. VA-2019-01 Steve Jaramillo
    Property Location: 1609 North Patterson Street
    Request to rezone 0.73 acres from Single-Family Residential (R-10) to Office Professional (O-P)


    FINAL ACTION by the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Lowndes County Judicial and Administrative Complex
    Commission Chambers (2nd Floor)
    327 N. Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia, 5:30 pm
    Point of Contact: Molly Stevenson, Lowndes County Engineering/Planning Technician (229) 671-2430
  6. REZ-2019-04 Southeastern Freight Line
    Property Location: 2120 and 2126 West Hill Avenue
    Request to rezone two (2) parcels totaling ~18 acres from C-H (Highway Commercial) and R-1 (Low Density Residential) to M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing)


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