Other proposals recommended for approval Tuesday include:
- A home occupation request for a tutoring business, on John Well Road, was filed by Stephanie Cockerm. It’s called Tulee’s Tutoring Service. Tutoring will be in math for grades 6th-12th. There will be individual or group sessions of two students at a time. The ordinance for a Type “B” Home Occupation permit states that business hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cockerm listed her operation hours as 3:30-5 p.m. Planning Commissioner Andrew Williams asked Cockerm if she thought that was enough time to tutor students. Cockerm said that it would be a benefit to extend the hours to 7 p.m. but was trying to stay within the ordinance requirement. LCPC Executive Director Jeff Ricketson said Cockerm can petition the Liberty County Board of Commissioners to extend the time.
- Carolyn Carter petitioned for two parcels she owns to be rezoned from single-two-family dwelling district, R-4, to downtown development district, D-D, for a park. The site is at Rebecca Street and Shipman Avenue. The park could be used for church picnics, family reunions, festivals for special-needs individuals and outdoor weddings. There would be restroom facilities and park hours would be from sunrise to sunset — no nighttime activities.
- William Nijem, an agent for Terramore Development LLC and property owner Floyd Morris petitioned for 1.89 acres at 29 Cooper Lane to be rezoned from agricultural residential district, AR-1, to neighborhood commercial district, B-1. A proposed commercial retail store woul be developed on the property. Information was not provided on the type of retail store.
- James Smith, owner and agent for his sister, June Smith Hendry, petitioned to rezone their two properties located next to Liberty County High School. The combined acreage of around three acres was asked to change from two-family residential district, R-2, and agricultural district, A-1 to general commercial district, B-2. Information was not provided on the plans for the properties.
- LCPC was recommended to amend the Liberty County Comprehensive Plan 2030 to include Gum Branch’s future land-use map.
The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission heard proposals this evening for a Kroger superstore and Cook Out fast food restaurant to be built in Hinesville. Both proposals were recommended for approval and will go before the Hinesville City Council for the final decision on Oct. 1 at 3 p.m.
The site for the proposed Kroger is the area between Veteran’s Parkway and Deal Street. A representative from Kroger Co. told commissioners that the current Kroger is in a leased building and the company has been building bigger stores that offer more services. He said the proposed Kroger will be like the one near the Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah.
Cook Out Restaurant, a fast food restaurant known for its hamburgers and over 40 varieties of milkshakes is proposed to be located along Oglethorpe Highway and McArthur Drive.
To learn more about the Planning Commission meeting and the other proposals read Sunday’s edition of the Coastal Courier and check back online.