Thursday, January 22, 2009

Halfway there

The development moratorium imposed in December 2008 to allow time for Baldwin County Commissioners to explore site planning and architectural standards for several "gateway" corridors to the City of Milledgeville expired Wednesday.
The Baldwin 20/20 initiative to assert aesthetic quality-of-life as a driver for future economic development has seemingly stalled in both City Council and the County Commission.
In their Jan. 13 meeting, City Council sent the proposed standards back to the Planning and Zoning Commission for a fourth vote.
P&Z, like council, has tabled decision on the standards before. But not having the luxury of being able to do so repeatedly, the city's zoning board has given the proposal a negative recommendation the past two times it came before them.
The City of Milledgeville's development moratorium will expire at the end of January.
Commission Chair James "Bubba" Williams said that he thinks the Corridor Gateway Standards are about halfway there, he just thinks they need a little more input from the community's small business owners.

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