October 20, 2019
Since you may not see that little sign that is usually falling over by the roadside near the property, this blog will give you information on the three (3) zoning issues that will be heard Thursday, 10/24/19 at 6:00PM downstairs in the courthouse.
53 PENNINGTON ROAD—FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE HWY 142 BAR
This is a 1.5-acre track at the corner of Pennington Road and Hwy 142. Presently, this property is zoned commercial (C2) and the owner, Elijah Jones, wants to rezone this property to residential (R1).
600 EDWARDS ROAD—FROM AGRICULTURE TO MANUFACTURING
This property is plat 032-039A and is an 8.97-acre track zoned Agriculture. The owner, Barry Wyatt, wants to divide this property into a 5.01 ac track with 235’ of road frontage and keep it Agriculture, and into a 3.96 ac track with 134.5’ of road frontage and have it zoned Manufacturing.
The documents do not state what type of Manufacturing is planned on this almost 4-ac track, which should be available to the public so an informed decision can be made. The amount of road frontage should be verified and confirmed that it conforms to the zoning ordinance.
LANDERS WAY—67 ACRE DEVELOPMENT ON JACKSON LAKE—REQUEST FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION
This property consists of 3 plats—013-B009, 013-C047, 013-C046A and is owned by Nick Platek & Jackson Lake Land Protection, LLC. The request is to have a conventional subdivision instead of the required conservation subdivision.
The plat shows 32 lots to be developed with 14.75 ac of “green space”, which appears to be property that can not be developed into lots.
Nine (9) of the lots are less than one (1) acre in size, and the rest are just over an acre. The plat does not show the length of the waterfront on each lot that borders the lake. Part of this property sits behind Frank’s Restaurant on Hwy 212 W.
Every rezoning or special exception affects everyone in Jasper County because precedent is set. Be wise, be informed, and attend this hearing so you know what might take place in your area in the future.
Citizens, be informed and stay informed! Only by being informed, can the citizens understand what is being done and talked about, and then press our officials to make good decisions for everyone in Jasper County. That is our goal with the Taxdogs blog.