Keep Reading. Subscribe Today.

Stay connected with our community and support nationally-acclaimed local news coverage. Sign up for a subscription today. Cancel anytime.

  • Already a subscriber?

Sumter County Council: 1 commercial rezoning underway, 2 commercial rezonings approved

BY SHELBIE GOULDING shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 8/15/19

One rezoning request brought before Sumter County Council that would pave the way for general commercial space had a public hearing and passed first reading at council's regular meeting on Tuesday.

Mayester Caper's request to rezone 2.12 acres of …

This item is available in full to subscribers

Sumter County Council: 1 commercial rezoning underway, 2 commercial rezonings approved

Posted

One rezoning request brought before Sumter County Council that would pave the way for general commercial space had a public hearing and passed first reading at council's regular meeting on Tuesday.

Mayester Caper's request to rezone 2.12 acres of land into future tentative retail commercial space at 1040, 1050 and 1060 Concord Circle passed first of three readings necessary for approval with a 6-1 vote. Councilman Charles Edens voted against, voicing concerns it could support other uses rather than general commercial.

The planning department staff and commission both recommended denial of the rezoning request because the commercial rezoning isn't supported by the 2030 Comprehensive Plan, the blueprint of land use throughout the county, and lacks significant infrastructure for community development.

Final readings passed

Unanimously approved, the third readings of rezoning property at 828 Bethel Church Road for general commercial and 3909, 3901, 3875 and 3855 Camden Highway for limited commercial were finalized.