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Property rezoned for use as offices

...amount of traffic on the road has really made these houses less desirable for use as residences," said county planner Dave Van De Weghe. Van De Weghe said that he didn't know what type of office would locate on the property. He also said he expects...

Friction emerges in meeting on growth management plan

...going to make it more difficult to use common sense," Planning Commissioner Gary Richardson said. County Planner Dave Van De Weghe pointed out that the plan serves as only a guide -- not a requirement -- for development. "The whole problem is...

Growth management group discusses revitalization effort

...allow outside the (commercial) nodes in order to allow them to flourish the best they can," said county Planner Dave Van De Weghe, who led the meeting of the Growth Management Plan Steering Committee. The growth management plan serves as a guide...

Planning commissioners approve wireless tower for Springlakes site

...in Springlakes and the surrounding area. The property already contains a Georgia Power easement, county planner Dave Van De Weghe said. "We found a site that you don't normally find -- a property that's presently being utilized simply for...

Inactive landfill could be turned to recreation area

...staff. "This is an inactive landfill, which is really not being used for anything right now," county planner Dave Van De Weghe said. "The county is looking at maybe putting some active recreation facilities on the site to put this property...

Hereford rezoning is finally approved

...requested at the meeting, county planners said. "This would appear to be the best use for the property," said Planner Dave Van De Weghe. While much of the property is steep and covered by wetlands, 77 lots with a density of 1.3 lots per acre are...

Planning commission denies commercial rezoning request

...commercial. "The growth management plan is quite clear that commercial zoning is inappropriate here," county planner Dave Van De Weghe said. The planning and zoning board ultimately agreed with the staff's recommendation, denying the plans, 3-2...

Survey: shoppers spending locally

...and Aiken County, and it seems that residents here are doing a lot more shopping locally," said county Planner Dave Van De Weghe. A study released in December; however, showed that 93 percent of those responding to a county retail shopping...

Safe shopping means more shopping

...shoppers taking advantage of those venues. What's especially important in the study's results, notes county planner Dave Van De Weghe, is that it isn't just Columbia County shoppers visiting all those new stores. "We're attracting a lot more...

Roadways study may lead to projects in Columbia County

...in the county will likely need to be widened to accommodate an increase in traffic, said Columbia County planner Dave Van De Weghe. "I think that once the study is completed, it'll be very interesting to see what sort of improvements Columbia...

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