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Riceboro area development to be topic
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County Commissioner Marion Stevens and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission are holding a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss developments in southeast Liberty County.

A principal topic at the Riceboro Recreation Center meeting is expected to be the 5,000-acre Jelks Tract Planned Unit Development in the area of Highway 17 and Retreat Road.

The Riceboro and South Newport areas are also included in the brochure promoting the meeting.

Plum Creek Timberland has filed documents showing its intent to develop the Jelks Tract for residential, commercial and light industrial use.

Development of Regional Impact paperwork projects at buildout in 2038 the PUD will house about 10,000 people. At that time the development will be worth an estimated $2.8 billion and will include 5 million square feet of commercial space and almost 7 million square feet in light industrial uses.

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center has examined the plans and found them to be in the best interest of the region and of the state.

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