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Arby's at the Gateway shopping center near Grovetown came in first place in the 2011 Community Pride Design Awards' commercial category.

Winners of building design awards named

Posted: December 2, 2011 - 1:41pm  |  Updated: December 14, 2011 - 2:43pm
Pediatric Partners on Town Park Boulevard came in first place in the 2011 Community Pride Design Awards' professional category.  Hand out
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Pediatric Partners on Town Park Boulevard came in first place in the 2011 Community Pride Design Awards' professional category.

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Winners of the 2011 Community Pride Design Awards were announced Thursday during a Columbia County Planning Commission meeting.

In the commercial division, Arby’s in the Gateway shopping center came in first. Four Seasons Landscaping in Grovetown and the Gateway outlet shops tied for second.

Town Park Boulevard medical centers Pediatric Partners and Advanced Pain Management took first and second place, respectively, in the professional category.

The votes of 60 people in the community decided the winners in the contest, said county Planning Manager Nayna Mistry.

Residents were asked to make their choice based on character, overall design and quality of the development.

Planning commissioners also approved adding townhomes behind the Kennametal plant on Old Evans Road.

The front and middle portions of the 23.5-acre property will remain zoned for general industrial, while a back section will now be reserved for 60 townhomes, with a density of eight units per acre.

“There would be a lot of undeveloped land left on the property,” said project engineer Bill Corder, speaking on behalf of the landowner.

The planning commission voted 3-0 to approve the rezoning. Vice chairman Jim Cox abstained from voting because of a professional relationship with the developer.

MORE REZONING

 

• Planning commissioners approved a special district rezoning at 830 Louisville Road for the new home of The Vine Church.

• Less than half an acre at 1948 Appling Harlem Road was rezoned from single-family residential to general commercial.

• Also approved was a plan revision to reduce the number of townhomes, while increasing the number of single-family homes on Egret Circle within River Island.

• A design variation allowing windows that exceed the size standard for a proposed fitness and wellness center in Marshall Square was passed by the planning commission.

• Plans for a contested development off North Old Belair Road were tabled until the Jan. 5 meeting. The proposed subdivision, Amy Glen, would consist of 76 homes and have limited access to North Old Belair Road.

Planning commissioners initially approved rezoning the property to planned unit development in August. After commissioners sent the request back to the board in September because of traffic and access concerns, members voted it down.

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