NOTICE OF DRI – Development of Regional Impact:
In passing the Georgia Planning Act of 1989, the Georgia General Assembly recognized the potential impacts large-scale developments could have on nearby jurisdictions, and empowered the Department of Community Affairs to establish specific thresholds, rules, and procedures for identification and notification of Developments of (potential) Regional Impact (DRI). Harris County has submitted a proposed development, which exceeds the DRI threshold for “Mixed Use Development.” The residential component of the development exceeds the DRI housing threshold of greater than 125 new lots or units for a non-metropolitan tier.
Developer and Project Summary:
Woodland Hills Subdivision – DRI #3114
Developer CJC Partners, LLC; local contact Lee Duncan
The project is located in the southeastern area of unincorporated Harris County and just north of the Columbus/Muscogee County line. The project is located 7 miles from the Talbot County line. The development is accessible via Maffey Road. The estimated value at build-out for the development is $150,000,000. There are currently 115 residential lots in the development. Proposed new construction will add 440 single-family homes, a 40,000 square foot anchor store, and 50,000 square feet of retail space. The proposed project will need wastewater services from Columbus Water Works.
This is official notice of your opportunity to comment on any impacts you feel this project may have on your jurisdiction.
The Initial and Additional DRI Information forms are attached and when enlarged on your computer screen are more legible than the same documents posted on the DRI website at http://apps.dca.ga.gov/DRI/AppSummary.aspx?driid=3114
Attached is a comment form in WORD. Complete the form electronically or manually with your comments, execute and return to the address provided below by close of business July 23. All comments received will be included in a report prepared by staff of the River Valley Regional Commission for presentation to Harris County.
Comment Period: July 9-July 23
Neighboring Jurisdictions: Talbot County, Geneva, Talbotton, Junction City, Woodland; City of Columbus, Chattahoochee County, Marion County, Buena Vista; Troup County, Meriwether County
Local: Harris County, Hamilton, Pine Mountain, Shiloh, Waverly Hall and West Point
State: Georgia Departments of Community Affairs, GDOT and Natural Resources/EPD
Regional Commissions: Southwest and Three Rivers
For additional information and/or submit comments contact:
Planning Director – Columbus Office
River Valley Regional Commission
710 Front Avenue, Suite A Columbus, GA 31901