Follow up: Sumter City Council's May 15 meeting


Sumter City Council approved first reading of a request regarding the development of mini-warehouse storage off Constitution Drive during its meeting on May 15.

Council also approved first reading of a request to amend the city's mini-storage warehouse development conditions to permit a proposed mini-warehouse storage development site that exceeds the 4-acre maximum; to allow two access points from Constitution Drive; and a free-standing sign on the site frontage.

The applicant, Parkway Developers LLC, also requested a major site plan review of the 80,400-square-foot mini-storage facility and a 800-square-foot office space at 430 Constitution Drive.

According to a staff report from Sumter City-County Planning Department, the applicant intends to develop the site on a 7.9-acre parcel.

Rezoning request denied for mobile home

City council denied a request to rezone two .17-acre parcels at 200 and 202 W. Williams St.

The applicant intended to put a mobile home on the property at 200 W. Williams St and a single-family dwelling already exists at 202 W. Williams St.

The request was denied in a 5-to-1 vote. Councilman Thomas Lowery voted against the denial, and Councilwoman Ione Dwyer was not present during the meeting.

Possible new development near Ashley Furniture

Council approved first reading of a request to rezone 9.72 acres between 2810 and 2850 Broad St. from planned development to general commercial.

Part of the property contains the Ashley Furniture HomeStore site, and the other portion is undeveloped, which the applicant intends to market for a commercial development.

* City Council requires approvals of two readings for am ordinance to pass.