Powdersville continues to see signs of growth


By Stan Welch

The growth that characterizes the Powdersville area of Anderson County is continuing, as a review of the actions of several county departments reflects. Members of the county’s development standards staff recently met with a builder regarding Wren Baptist Church site improvements for Phase I. The second phase will include a New Family Life Center in the near future.

Grading permits were issued for 52 proposed residential lots in the Caledonia subdivision, located off of Three Bridges Road. The Hunt Meadows Subdivision, received a grading permit for 70 proposed residential lots subdivision located on Hunt Road/Highway 8/3 & 20 Road.

 In addition, plans for a proposed Chic-fil-A Restaurant were reviewed. The proposed restaurant will be located at 3509 Highway 153. The plans submitted call for a 4700 square foot building. Plans for retail shops located at Center Point Shopping Center located on Highway 153 were also submitted for review by county staffers.

Earlier in the month, plans for a parking lot expansion at Wren Baptist Church located on Wren Road, were submitted, as well as plans for the Powdersville Towne Center located on Highway 153.

The County storm water department conducted a pre-construction conference on-site for Duke Energy Lee Steam Station’s exploration of a former borrow area project.That project is expected to create several hundred construction jobs, as a $700 million upgrade of the plant is conducted over the next three years.

A stormwater approval was issued for a new YMCA facility on Hwy 81 in the Powdersville area, as well as for the Shoppes at Center Point; a commercial development off Hwy 153 in Powdersville.