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Grocery store zoning is passed

...according to county records. "Apparently, the market has grown to the point of supporting a grocery store," said Jeff Browning, the county's director of planning and development. The Village at Hereford Farm, a 180,000-square-foot...

Buffer requirement would apply to plan

...commercial to high-density residential during a Thursday meeting, said Columbia County Planning and Development Director Jeff Browning. In August, county commissioners rejected the rezoning of 24 acres near Wheeler Road for a proposed apartment complex...

Judge's rezoning proposal put on hold

...property would be rezoned from Residential-1 to a mix of Commercial-2 and Professional-1 zonings. Planning Director Jeff Browning said the proposal does not conform to the county's Growth Management Plan, and a report from county staff advised...

Leaders will discuss county development

...Beda Johnson, executive director of the county's Convention & Visitors Bureau; Planning and Development Director Jeff Browning; and Tom Werner, the president of the Builders Association of Metro Augusta. Renshaw said the talk will focus on...

Davis Road to keep its name

...was presented to Columbia County by Richmond County planning officials in light of plans to widen Davis Road, said Jeff Browning, Columbia County's planning director. Browning said the thought by Richmond County officials was that it might...

Growth debated over breakfast

...traffic are relatively mild compared with cities such as Tampa and Atlanta. County Planning and Development Director Jeff Browning said the fast pace of growth itself hinders the county's ability to manage it. Zoning and planning issues take up...

Developers can clear land for Publix

...developer, Pollard Land Co. Inc., wants to clear the entire property, which stretches to Lake Cumberland, said Jeff Browning, the director of planning and development. The plat was accepted under the stipulation that any trees cut down must...

Rezoning hits another snag

...after many Blanchard Road residents still spoke in opposition to it. Columbia County Planning and Development Director Jeff Browning recommended that planning commissioners deny the initial request, citing the residential character of the area, the...

Commission cuts two unfilled jobs

...714 and $154,585, respectively. In other news, commissioners accepted the early retirement of Planning Director Jeff Browning. County Administrator Steve Szablewski will be interim director. Also, commissioners approved allowing county employees...

Planning officials OK business design standards

...trying to retrofit new design standards through commercial renovation and construction," county Planning Director Jeff Browning said. He said two sets of distinctive but uniform design standards for the intersections were sought by the county...

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