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Residents invited to weigh in on growth

...the public's input and opinions about the future of Columbia County at its heart," said CSRA Regional Commission Senior Planner Justin Crighton. County officials contracted this year with the CSRA Regional Commission to update the growth management...

Fix may fill gaps in business corridors

...house Tuesday to discuss an interim update to the 10-year growth management plan. Led by CSRA Regional Commission Senior Planner Justin Crighton, the session was designed to solicit input on the plan midway through its life span, as required...

Compromise found on zoning

...planners at the meeting, Stewart agreed with planning commissioners on a more restrictive Professional-1 zoning. Senior planner Tom Tully said planning staffers opposed the request, saying it conflicted with the Growth Management Plan, and...

Planning commission OKs apartment rezoning requests

...meeting. Under county requirements, 10 percent of the land must be set aside for greenspace, said Columbia County senior planner Tom Tully. "Staff does believe this is an efficient buffer to shield" existing homes from further commercial development...

Playing along with the SAT game

...balloons. "The county has the discretion to require an applicant to do what's called a balloon test," Tom Tully, a senior planner for Columbia County, told our news editor Preston Sparks. "In other words, at their proposed location they would...

Planning commission denies rezonings

...Road for a potential lessee who planned to put a stone and masonry product showroom at the site. Columbia County senior planner Tom Tully said the former car lot was a nonconforming use under C-C zoning. Mercer and other residents said they...

Planning panel gives OK for two new subdivisions

...be permanently deeded to a future property owner's association and be placed in a conservation easement, county senior planner Tom Tully said. Developer Dennis Welch's rezoning request for 204.78 acres for a subdivision off Louisville Road...

Town Park sprouting

...design will be coming to Columbia County in the future, particularly in the Greenbrier area, said Columbia County senior planner Tom Tully. "We're definitely starting to see these planned developments that are not your traditional strip centers...

Residents may offer input on growth plans

...Plan serves as the blueprint for how the county is expected to grow over the next five years," said Tom Tully, a senior planner with the Columbia County Planning and Development Department. "It is a 20-year vision, but it's updated every...

Building appearance standards OK'd

...Washington Road and only to new construction or additions to existing commercial buildings, said Robin Bechtel, the senior planner for the Columbia County Department of Planning and Development. Existing structures are grandfathered in, she said...

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