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Richmond Hill starts process to annex Belfast Commerce Center

City also hears light at Mulberry and 17 could be working by Aug. 20

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POSTED: August 6, 2013 8:22 p.m.

Richmond Hill City Council members voted 4-0 Tuesday night to accept a petition from TerraPointe asking the city to annex roughly 2,000 acres of the Belfast Commerce Centre into the city. 

The city's vote is a step in the process toward bringing the center's commercial and industrial park -- and a planned I-95 interchange at the site -- into the city limits. The petition still has to be approved by a number of government entities, including Bryan County's Board of Commissioners, but if all goes according to plan it could happen by the end of September, according to Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler. 

City officials also got an update at Tuesday's council meeting on a planned Goody's clothing store next to Goodwill which could be open for business in time for the Christmas holidays and heard that the new traffic light at Mulberry and Highway 17 could be flashing by Aug. 20. 

Read full story in Aug. 10 issue of the Bryan County News. 



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