Public hearing set for proposal apartment community in Jefferson

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Walmart to host Jan. 8 meeting about Jefferson plans

On Jan. 8, 2013, a 6 p.m. community open hall meeting will be held at the Jefferson Civic Center so representatives of Walmart can provide information about their plans for a Super Walmart in Jefferson. There will be a question and answer time.

“I met with engineers from Wolverton & Associates representing Wal-Mart,” said Jefferson City Manager John Ward in a recent email. “They officially made application for rezoning of the Loggins property off Old Pendergrass Road.”

At Monday’s council work session, Ward said the meeting may alleviate some concerns and answer some questions in advance of the planning commission meeting on Jan. 15, 2013. Ward said the planning committee and then the city council at its February work session and Feb. 25 voting session could address the facts of the applications.

“It’s a Walmart meeting,” said Mayor Joiner. The session is not a city session.

At the 6 p.m. Dec. 18 meeting of the Jefferson-Talmo Planning Commission, a public hearing will be held on two rezonings and two variances sought by John C. Buchanan on behalf of his wife, who owns two parcels on U.S. 129 Bypass where a 353-unit apartment community is proposed. He is seeking to rezone a 23.55-acre tract from R-2 to MFR (multi-family residential) and to rezone a 1.5-acre tract from R-2 to C-2 for commercial use.

Concerns have been expressed about traffic as well as the density of the multi-family development.

The meeting, which will also have three other items on the agenda, will be held at the Jefferson Civic Center.