Area showing signs of development activity – Powdersville, Williamston

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By Stan Welch

Residential and commercial activity is on the uptick in the northern end of Anderson County, according to information gleaned from the weekly update issued by the county’s public works department.

This review includes reports from codes and planning, solid waste, permitting, stormwater and wastewater departments, among others. The report for the week ending on August 2 show a request for a sign variance for the new Family Dollar Store in Williamston was addressed. According to reports confirmed by the building and codes office, a new Dollar General Store is planned for the corner of Six and Twenty Road and Highway 81 North, in the vicinity of the Anderson Speedway.

The application for a stormwater permit was received by the county this week; no review has begun at this time.

Members of the building and codes department met with the developer and his architect to discuss permitting and plans for a required wastewater pre-treatment facility at the new VA clinic that will be built near the intersection of Crestview Road and Highway 81, just north of T.L. Hanna High School.

County staff also attended a meeting concerning the original proposal for a Quik Trip convenience store in Powdersville. The developer will be submitting a new design due to concerns about utility easements, drainage issues and setback issues.

The county has scheduled a public hearing concerning the proposed convenience center at the corner of Pickens Drive and Highway 8 in the Slabtown community. The public hearing on the request by the county for a special exception from the land use and zoning board of appeals will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 8 in the Council chambers of the historic courthouse. The meeting of the County Council will follow at 6:30.

Staff also met with the developer who is purchasing the Mapletown subdivision located off of Mountain View Road and Murphy Road. Permitting is expected to resume later this summer.