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Remerton mill property weighed

VALDOSTA — The Greater Lowndes Planning Commission mulled over more than 10 agenda items including a potential planned development in Remerton.


The city is looking for comments and suggestions for a planned development project that mixes multi-family units with commercial property where the old Remerton Mill, 1853 W. Gordon St., was located.

The developer is wanting to build four structures. There would be 14,000 square feet of commercial space and 104 multi-family units.

Two concerns the commission voiced for the proposed development are the limited amount of parking spaces available and the type of business that would utilize the commercial space.


VMC Investments is requesting to rezone 3.25 acres from environmental resource to community commercial at 1828 E. Park Ave.

The property is currently zoned environmental resource because three quarters of the property is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 100-year flood plain, said Matt Martin, planning and zoning administrator.

If the zoning change is approved, the new zoning would fit the character area around the property, he said. The only concern is the flood plain, but staff is in favor of the change.

MDG Properties is wanting to rezone 1.47 acres from single-family residential and neighborhood commercial to multi-family residential and community commercial.

The acreage includes lots at 1501, 1507, 1509 Miramar St. and 612 and 614 Baytree Road.

The change to community commercial is for speculative development, but the multi-family residential change is for an apartment.

Aqua term is requesting a conditional use permit for 612 Baytree Road. Aqua term is a pest-control company looking to move to the subject property, but is currently zoned neighborhood commercial.

If the zoning is changed to community commercial, a pest-control company can operate in the new zoning, but only with a conditional-use permit, Martin said.

The address 205 Tucker Road has two cases. One is a zoning request and the other is a conditional-use permit.

The rezoning request is to change the property from environmental resource to industrial. The property is located off of Gil Harben Road, and the change fits the character area, Martin said.

The company Deep South Sanitation wants to use the property for a solid waste transfer station and requires conditional use in heavy manufacturing.

Lowndes County

An applicant is requesting to rezone 3881 Bemiss Road from suburban density residential to general commercial for a speculative tile business.

If the rezoning is successful, the applicants will tear down the existing building to build a metal building, Jason Davenport, county planner, said.

Jackson R. Langdale, on behalf of CR Ventures and Jimmy L Watkins Jr., is requesting approximately 71 acres off of Rocky Ford Road be rezoned from estate agriculture and crossroads commercial to rural planned development and estate agriculture.

The applicant is wanting to use the land as a “home base” for an event center, Davenport said.

Cody Califf, on behalf of Diana Guy, is requesting 4.04 acres at 2497 Madison Highway (Ga. 31) to be rezoned from general commercial to general commercial and highway commercial.

A new tire shop is looking to move into an existing building and add an auto-repair shop, Davenport said. The zoning change splits the property to allow the auto repair shop.

Lake Park

The city of Lake Park is submitting a text amendment to require any new subdivisions go before the Lake Park City Council and the planning commission.

The city wants to implement the amendment, so City Council can have a more hands-on approach to how the city is developing, City Clerk Tabitha Fowler said.


The applicant for 3963 Poppy Farm Road is requesting a variance to amend the city’s subdivision regulations as it pertains to minimum lot width.

The minimum lot width is 210 feet. The property is 150-feet wide, and the applicant is requesting a 60-foot variance.

The Greater Lowndes Planning Commission is a recommending body only and will have its final vote for recommendation on the above cases at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 29, at 325 W. Savannah Ave.

Jason Smith is a reporter at The Valdosta Daily Times. He can be contacted at 229-244-3400 ext.1257.

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