Applause followed the unanimous denial by the Richmond Hill City Council of another request to waive zoning conditions associated with the property known as Colonial Marsh at Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting.
On behalf of developer Atlanta-based RVLH-Greenland, Wilson Burns asked the council Tuesday to drop the the nine zoning conditions associated with the property.
This request came after the council denied in October a request from Burns to remove two of those nine conditions.
The denial from the council Tuesday also followed a unanimous vote on Feb. 13 by the city's Planning and Zoning Commission not to recommend the changes. Director of Planning and Zoning Steve Scholar told the council a public hearing had been held before that Planning and Zoning Commission's meeting.
"Other than the applicant, there were no others that spoke in favor of the request, numerous people spoke in opposition," Scholar said.
Burns asked the council in October for permission to access the property either through Sterling Creek Drive, or a private road to be built on 40 feet of right of way along the Old Seaboard Coastline Railroad tracks instead of the conditions' required 60 feet. The latter would also require water and sewer lines to be moved.
Read the full story in Saturday's Bryan County News.