Thanks to everyone who signed the petition: a table of signatories and images of the petition sheets are included.
Thanks to everyone who spoke at the GLPC meeting.
The final decision will be at the Lowndes County Commission Regular Session of Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
More petition signatures would help, and more calls and letters to Lowndes County Commissioners, and more speakers in the Public Hearing on September 12th.
They unanimously voted to recommend approval of the R-21 half-acre-lot rezoning on Mt. Zion Church Road that is among numerous existing small lots.
In the first rezoning item, REZ-2023-04 on Quarterman Road,
the County Planner mentioned that county staff had been unable to find any record of the previous (1980s) rezoning of the existing subdivision on Emily Lane west of Quarterman Road. Continue reading →
County staff recommend approval of both rezonings, one in the middle of subdivisions on Mt. Zion Church Road, and the other in the middle of agriculture and forestry land on Quarterman Road.
For REZ-2023-04 on Quarterman Road,
county staff strain really hard to dilute agriculture and forestry by including
a nearby subdivision in their first calculation.
Quarterman Road is almost all Continue reading →
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 14th, 2023 5:30 p.m.
Point of Contact: JD Dillard, County Planner, (229) 671-2430
FINAL ACTION by the City of Valdosta Mayor-Council, 216 E. Central Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia, Valdosta City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor Thursday, March 9th, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
Point of Contact: Matt Martin – Planning and Zoning Administrator (229) 259-3563
Videos: One rezoning each, Valdosta and Lwondes County @ GLPC 2023-02-27
Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC), Regular Session, February 27, 2023, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, .
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE).
The one Valdosta case before the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission
tomorrow evening is for rezoning 1.76 acres from R-6 to R-M at 915 West Street,
“to develop it as an apartment complex with 12 dwelling units.”
The one Lowndes County case
is for rezoning about 8 acres from R-1 (Low Density Residential) to P-D (Planned Development)
on Janes Road at Smith Street.
That’s all I know, because the county has still not sent the relevant board packet materials in response to a LAKE open records request.
As a placeholder, I put in a map from the Lowndes County Tax Assessors.
Why is the owner of the planned 300-foot communications tower off US 84 a secret?
The Lowndes County Commission will deliberate on that rezoning and three more
Monday morning at 8:30 AM and vote on it Tuesday at 5:30 PM,
after these rezonings were heard Monday at the Planning Commission.
Why does the agenda sheet for
REZ-2020-11 Bella Mill Plantation, 8450 Ousley Rd.,
next to Tiger Creek and a short distance upstream from the Withlacoochee River,
make no mention of sewage or the size of the septic system relative to the
number of expected attendees at the planned event facility?
Why is there no mention of any speakers against this rezoning, even though
there was at least one at the Planning Commission?
Here is the
The entire board packet for Monday and Tuesday
on the LAKE website,
along with the minutes for the previous meetings two weeks ago,
in response to a LAKE open records request.
Thanks to new County Clerk Belinda Lovern and Sabrina Denson for speedy responses to such requests.
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
REGULAR SESSION, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
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).