N.A. Planning Commission will consider rezoning for fire station, site plans for residential developments

May 16, 2018 GMT

North Augusta Planning Commission will meet Thursday, May 17, to consider rezoning the Seven Gables property to Public Use in order to build a new fire station and Public Safety headquarters. Council also will be considering three site plans for residential developments in North Augusta.

Located at 1220 Georgia Ave., the property still holds the “Caretakers House” and the “Horse Stable House,” both built in 1903, according to the agenda for the meeting, and is the location of the Palmetto Lodge, which burned down in 2008.

The City of North Augusta purchased the property in June 2016.

The rezoning request from the City of North Augusta proposes zoning the land for public use. It is currently zoned R-14, large lot single-family residential, according to a staff report in the agenda.

The public will have a chance to speak at the meeting during a scheduled public hearing.

The staff report says an assessment by Johnson, Laschober and Associates concludes “both structures are severely deteriorated due to the environment and vandalism and offer no significant history or relevance.”

The North Augusta Planning Commission also will consider a site plan for a town home development, The Retreat at Walnut Village, near Walnut Lane. The size of the area is around 11.55 acres and includes 86 lots, according to a staff report.

A major subdivision site plan for Wando Woodlands section six, located on the extension of Kurt Lane, will also be considered according to the report. The phase will include 45 lots.

Finally, Planning Commission will consider a major site plan for River Falls Apartments at Frontage Road on Martintown Road. The development will be progressed in two phases, the report says, with a total of around 240 units.

North Augusta Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Council chambers on the third floor of the North Augusta Municipal Building at 100 Georgia Ave.