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Rezone request is a go; certain terms non-negotiable
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Hinesville’s City Council made another decision concerning a controversial rezoning petition Thursday afternoon— and it’s a yes, on special conditions.

“I recommend a traffic study for the community area,” City Manager Kenneth Howard said. “Prior to any approval of the site plan, there needs to be a traffic study, conducted by a registered traffic engineer.”

The major concern of most of the council remained the traffic situation, and after careful consideration and discussion, council raised a motion to approve the rezoning request with specific conditions.

Councilwoman Diana Reid led the motion. 

The conditions were the developer must provide a limited traffic impact study, prepared by a registered traffic engineer, prior to site plan approval, that evaluates traffic impacts and develops recommendations for improvements to the site, she said. 

Secondly, transportation improvements needed for the site must be included in development and with the approval of the site plan by Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission and city council, Reid concluded.

The motion passed unanimously among council.

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