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Planning Commission to continue tiny house discussions during Thursday meeting

January 17, 2019

The Aiken County Planning Commission will continue its discussion of tiny homes during its meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Aiken County Government Center’s Sandlapper Room.

Since September 2018, the panel has held two work sessions in an effort to determine how the county should deal with various issues associated with the small residences.

According to the agenda for Thursday’s meeting, County Planning and Development Director Joel Duke is scheduled to present the draft of a progress report to County Council that will include proposed changes to the county’s Land Management Regulations.

A copy of the draft states that the Planning Commission, during its work sessions, was able to “better define” what tiny homes actually are and has identified three primary areas where adjustments to the county’s codes might be needed to address small residential structures.

Also during its meeting Thursday, the Planning Commission will consider a request for a preliminary plat approval for a subdivision development known as Summerton Village Section II.

The applicant is Beazley Development Co. Inc. of Evans, Georgia, and the engineer is Southern Partners Inc. of Augusta.

Plans call for 48 lots on 13.63 acres in the Talatha Church Road area near Aiken.

In addition, on the agenda, there is an application to construct a private road from William Ferrara of New Ellenton. He also is identified on the application as the engineer.

The developer for the project is R & J Builders of Aiken.

The proposed road would be on 4.04 acres of undeveloped land off Whiskey Road near New Ellenton. Eagle Road is close to the property.

The Government Center is at 1930 University Parkway.

The Sandlapper Room is on the first floor of the Government Center.

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WHAT: Aiken County Planning Commission

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Aiken County Government Center, 1930 University Parkway

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