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Aiken City Council will consider rezoning for new 143-lot townhome project Monday

October 9, 2018

The Aiken City Council will meet Monday, Oct. 8, and, among other things, will consider rezoning 9.3 acres of property along Beaufort Street for development of a 143-lot townhome project, as well as funding options for the new Aiken Department of Public Safety headquarters.

The townhome project – to be known as Pressly Station – would be located on property at the corner of Beaufort Street and Abbeville Avenue, to the east of Perry Memorial Park.

City Council members will consider first reading of an ordinance to rezone 9.3 acres of property at the corner of Beaufort Street and Abbeville Avenue from residential single family to residential single family attached and to approve the proposed concept plan.

The Aiken Planning Commission considered the request for rezoning and concept plan approval from the developer, Beaufort Street Development LLC, at its Sept. 11 meeting and voted unanimously to recommend approval for rezoning.

“The architectural style of Pressly Station will enhance the area and will add value to the surrounding development in the area,” according to agenda documents. “An internal and perimeter sidewalk system will be included to provide pedestrian access within and around the development. This is shown on the conceptual plan. The perimeter sidewalk system is subject to SCDOT review and approval.”

City Council’s regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. The work session begins at 5:30 p.m.

On the work session agenda is a presentation concerning the financing for Aiken Public Safety’s new building currently under construction on Beaufort Street, as well as a presentation on the review of Property Maintenance Code amendments.

During the 7 p.m. regular meeting, City Council members also will consider:

• Second reading and public hearing of an ordinance to amend the city code regarding the enforcement of yard maintenance requirements.

• Second reading and public hearing of an ordinance authorizing an interfund loan for the installation of HVAC units at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center and approval of a budget amendment to the 2018-19 Budget to include funding for the installation of the HVAC units.

• Second reading and public hearing of an ordinance to amend the 2018-19 Budget to include funding for roof replacement at the Shaws Creek Water Plant.

• First reading of an ordinance to amend the concept plan for the Pin Oak Farms / Colleton Park Development on Silver Bluff Road to allow for a self-storage facility.

• First reading of an ordinance amending the zoning ordinance to regulate utility trailers in residential zones inside city limits.

City Council meets at the Municipal Building, 214 Park Ave. S.W.

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