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Planners recommend action to accommodate commercial growth

POSTED: October 5, 2017 8:00 a.m.

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioner recommended rezoning 4.35 acres for a gas station convenience store and retail center between Oglethorpe Highway and South Main Street.

Miraya Investments, LLC, filed a petition to rezone the property at 1135 W. Oglethorpe Hwy., from R-4, single two family to C-3, highway commercial district. The property is next the American Legion Post 168.

The concept design shows the gas station on the side of the property accessed by South Main and the retail on the side of Oglethorpe Highway.

Planning Commissioner Lynn Pace thought it was good use of the property. She called the location of the gas station “a handy thing for the residents off that back street.”

Commissioners also recommended approval of a request from GeoVista Credit Union to sell repossessed vehicles at its location along Oglethorpe Highway. The institution asked for a special permit use to use 2.94 acres.

The area is fenced on two sides and is on part of the property that cannot be seen from Oglethorpe Highway.

L.C. Hearn filed to rezone less than 1 acre from R-4, single two family to C-3, highway commercial, to reflect its actual use on the zoning map. The property is on Veterans Parkway near Farmer’s Natural Foods store.

According to the petition, when the parkway was extended from E.G. Miles Parkway to Highway 84 several parcels were separated and reduced in size. Hearn wants to merge the property with an adjoining parcel at the corner of E.G. Miles and Veterans.

Commissioners recommended approval.

The Hinesville City County will hear the petitions at 3 p.m. Thursday.

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