Val Del Wetherington, Baytree Nijem, Pregnancy Clinic @ GLPC 2020-02-24

Neither of the two Valdosta cases at Monday evening’s Planning Commission Regular Session looks controversial, although you never know. Jon Nijem wants to rezone and then get approval for a Planned Development at 406 & 410 Baytree Road. And Pregnancy Support Clinic of Valdosta wants to rezone for office space at 2203 N. Oak St.

In Lowndes County, yet another Val Del Road subdivision, REZ-2020-03 Wetherington Property, is proposed diagonally northeast across the road from Nelson Hill, which makes even clearer why the county wants to pave Clyattstone Road, going from Val Del Road between those two west to Old US 41 North (see below).

[Wetherington property]
Lowndes County Property Appraiser, Wetherington property, WETHERINGTON FRANK L LIVING TRUST, parcels 0071 055, 056, 056A (not 55A), at 4154 and 4424 Val Del Road.

The subject property is in the watershed of Bay Branch, but apparently in no floodplain.

[Wetherington watershed]
Lowndes County Property Appraiser, Wetherington watershed

You can see why Lowndes County plans to pave Clyattstone Road: easy access from this subdivision and Nelson Hill to Valwood School, and up Old US 41 N and Union Road to I-75 Exit 29 at Hahira.

Context on the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

Despite local resident Bob Dewar’s objections to the County Commission last month, the county does want an 80-foot right of way to turn it into a highway. After all, since 2011 the county has been observing that Clyattstone Road is in Central Lowndes County, which is where the county wants to develop dense subdivisions.

Here is the agenda:

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

Monday, February 24th, 2020 5:30 P.M.
Public Hearing, Lowndes County South Health District Administrative Office
325 West Savannah Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia

  1. Call to Order, Pledge, and Invocation
  2. Approval of the Meeting Minutes: January 27th, 2020

    Lowndes County

    FINAL ACTION by the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners, 327 N. Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia, Lowndes County Judicial and Administrative Complex, Commission Chambers 2nd Floor,
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020, 5:30 pm
    Point of Contact: Molly Stevenson, Lowndes County Engineering/Planning Technician (229) 671-2430
  3. REZ-2020-03 Wetherington Property, 0071 055, 055A, 056, Val Del Rd., 72.5 ac., R-A to P-D, County Utilities

    City of Valdosta Cases:

    FINAL ACTION by the City of Valdosta Mayor-Council, 216 E. Central Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia, Valdosta City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor,
    Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:30 pm
    Point of Contact: Matt Martin, City Planning and Zoning Administrator (229) 259-3563
  4. VA-2020-03 Rezoning—Jon Nijem, 406 Baytree Road,
    Request to rezone 0.56 acres from Multi-Family Residential (R-M)(c), to Multi-Family Residential (R-M) with no conditions
  5. VA-2020-04 Planned Development—Jon Nijem, 406 & 410 Baytree Road,
    Request Planned Development Amendment for a Multi-Family Residential development in R-M zoning
  6. VA-2020-05 Rezoning—Pregnancy Support Clinic of Valdosta, 2203 N. Oak St.,
    Request to rezone 0.58 acres from Duplex Residential (DR-10) to Office Professional (O-P).




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