Pump the Brakes
Mr. Donald Cheeks as trustee for the irrevocable trust of Deborah Cheeks, along with developer Matt Mills with Southeastern Company, submitted two zoning applications to Columbia County, Georgia, referenced in File # RZ16-08-06 and RZ16-08-07. The public hearing will be held 18 August 2016 to discuss a proposal to rezone property along Bettys Branch from R2 to PRD to accomodate more homes in smaller lots. There will also be discussion to turn property adjacent to Stratford subdivision from R1 to R2 to accomodate an entrance/exit to the proposed River Oaks Subdivision, turning Hardy McManus into a 4-way intersection at the entrance to Stratford. The proposal addresses the construction of 162 units in lots as small as 60 foot. The entrance will be less than a 100 feet from a child day care center on a 45mph road. The current state of Hardy McManus is already unsafe for the daycare, the residents and the school children at Riverside Elementary. By increasing the number of residents and the amount of traffic the situation is bound to get worse, making entry on Hardy McManus from Stratford during peak hours nearly impossible.