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New cell tower planned for Lamberttown

  • Wednesday, November 21, 2012

  • Updated Wednesday, November 21, 2012 5:40 am

The Georgetown County Planning Commission approved a request to build a communications tower in Lamberttown at its meeting last month.
SBA Communications wants to put a 300-foot tower on a vacant lot at the corner of Cinnamon Drive and Walker Road. The property is owned by Brenda L. Morris and zoned “Forest Agriculture.”
The nearest communications tower to the site is nearly six miles away in Williamsburg County.
County Planning staff recommended the approval with three conditions: a detailed landscape plan be approved by the county Zoning Department; and a site plan be approved by the Building and Zoning Departments before building permits are issued.

In other business:

• Commissioners approved a request to rezone 8.2 acres on Kent Road and Highway 521 from “general commercial” to “limited industrial.”
The two properties, a 6.7 acre site and a 1.5 acre site, are owned by Mark Nordstrom. Both properties are designated as “commercial” on the Future Land Use Map.
The property could eventually be home to a trucking company.
• Commissioners approved a request to rezone 658.5 acres on Weehaw Plantation Road from “one-half acre residential” and “conservation preservation” to “forest and agriculture.”
The property, which is near Wedgefield Road, is owned by MST, LLC, and part of it has a conservation easement.
• Commissioners approved a request by Pobuckra Properties to amend the boundaries of the Downtown Pawleys Planned Development to remove two parcels and rezone them “general commercial.”
One of the parcels, on Professional Lane, has an office building. The other, on Highway 17, has a bank.
Pobuckra is considering redeveloping both lots and combining them with adjacent lots that are zoned “general commercial.”
The Planning Department received emails from two Rose Run residents opposed to the change.
• Commissioners approved a request to amend the Woodside Village Planned Development to allow the use of a LED or neon sign.
The Planned Development, owned by First Carolina Properties, is on Highway 17 Bypass near Bellamy Drive.
County Planning recommended the request, as long as it “doesn’t affect the overall integrity of the Planned Development.”
All the proposals approved by the Planning Commission go to Georgetown County Council for approval.
A request by Three Island Girls to rezone .6 acres on the South Causeway in Pawleys Island was deferred again.

By Chris Sokoloski


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