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Zoning issues dominate county meeting

278-acre Big Ridge Road rezoning tabled; RV park denied


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Commissioners tabled consideration of a rezoning request for a 278-acre tract off Big Ridge Road where developers want to put in 80 home sites.

     In a meeting dominated by rezoning issues, Pickens County commissioners tabled their decision for proposed residential development Talking Rock Bluffs, which could bring over 80 new homes to Big Ridge Road if approved. 

In a public hearing on March 8, residents expressed deep concerns that the development would negatively impact Talking Rock Creek, which flows through some of the lots. There were also concerns about how to supply water to the property. Water cannot be provided by the county because there are no county lines in that area and no plans to run them anytime soon. Water would have to be supplied by wells, which developers were aware of at the time of the application.  

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