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North Augusta City Council to consider land swap, Riverside Village rezoning

May 27, 2019

North Augusta City Council members are set to make the final decision on whether or not Riverside Village will be rezoned as downtown during their meeting on Monday.

Council will hold the third and final reading of an ordinance that would rezone 11 parcels, around 9.58 acres of land, from planned development to downtown zoning.

The impacted parcels do not include SRP Park or Ironwood Apartments.

Chris Schoen with Greenstone Properties, the developer of Riverside Village, said during a previous City Council meeting that height, setbacks and parking were issues they had under the planned development zoning. Council will vote on a motion to receive the Planning Commission’s unanimous recommendation that the parcels be rezoned.

Council will also vote on the second reading of an ordinance regarding a land swap. City-owned property off Five Notch Road would be swapped for land formerly known as the North Augusta Country Club.

The city purchased the property off Five Notch Road for a future park, and, if the ordinance is passed, the country club property would be made into a park instead.

The country club property is currently owned by DWT Properties, LLC.

In new business, Council will vote on a resolution relating to the a downtown Greeneway connector.

The meeting agenda states that the proposed resolution is “supporting North Augusta Forward’s contracting Studio Main LLC to update the North Augusta downtown Greeneway connector master plan and preliminary construction documentation.”

During the study session before the meeting, Council will hear an update on the fiscal year 2018 audit from Cammie Hayes, director of the city’s finance department. Libby Hodges, director of planning and development, will present wayfinding design options to Council.

Council will meet at 6 p.m. for the study session and 7 p.m. for the meeting Monday on the third floor of the Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Ave.