Sumter County Council pushes BD expansion forward

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 1/25/19

Sumter County is one approval vote away from rezoning land on Jefferson Road that will be conveyed to Becton, Dickinson and Co. for an expansion after Sumter County Council's meeting Tuesday.

Reading: Second of three

Agenda item: A request to …

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Sumter County Council pushes BD expansion forward

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Sumter County is one approval vote away from rezoning land on Jefferson Road that will be conveyed to Becton, Dickinson and Co. for an expansion after Sumter County Council's meeting Tuesday.

Reading: Second of three

Agenda item: A request to rezone a 15-acre parcel and a 1.39-acre parcel at 160 Jefferson Road from general residential to heavy industrial

Background: The rezoning will accommodate the expansion of BD, said Sumter Planning Department Director George McGregor.

BD, a high-volume automated assembly and packaging operation for medical devices, is expected to expand by creating 125 new jobs and a $150 million investment.

Planning department staff recommended approval of the request, and Sumter City-County Planning Commission recommended approval of the request during a meeting on Dec. 19.

Public hearing: No comments

Discussion: Councilman Artie Baker made a motion to approve second reading, and councilman Chris Sumpter seconded.

Vote: Unanimous approval