Columbia County lifts Housing MoratoriumPosted by Christine and Drew May on
After a temporary, six-month moratorium on high-density housing in 2015, Columbia County leaders have unanimously approved the creation of a new residential zoning district for compact neighborhoods. However, Columbia County continues to take a hard stance against townhomes and compact neighborhoods and is instead shifting more towards high-end housing. Columbia County has granted preliminary approval for three upscale developments consisting of at least 130 single-family lots.
One approved (possibly gated) community was approved for 59 single-family lots spreading over 55 acres off Furys Ferry and Hardy McManus Road. The county's planning services director, Andrew Strickland, stated that if the developer purchases additional land near Riverside Park,…
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