Maple Park developer seeking release from age restriction on next phase

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A change of conditions is being requested to allow the second phase of Maple Park to drop the 55 and more age restriction. The Jefferson City Council will consider the request Monday night.

The Jefferson City Council will consider a rezoning and variance request for a proposed apartment community along Damon Gause Parkway.

The council will convene at 6 p.m. Monday at the Jefferson Civic Center for its monthly business meeting.

The recommendations coming from the Jefferson-Talmo Planning Commission will be considered on the application from John Buchanan for a 353-unit apartment community called Trail Creek on Highway 129 on 23.55-acre tract. Rezoning from R-2 to MFR (multi-family residential) is sought for the larger parcel and rezoning of a 1.5-acre tract from R-2 to C-2 for commercial use is requested. Denial is recommended because of incompatibility with the Land Use Plan.

The council will also determine the fate of a variance request from Jason Phillips, who is seeking a multi-color sign for Jefferson Animal Hospital at 2352 Highway129 North, in order to attract attention to pets available for adoption and pet-related health advisories such as rabies confirmations and rabies clinics.

Middle Oconee River Holdings is also seeking a rezone and conditional use for property on Highway 129 at John B. Brooks Road to allow for a tractor-trailer storage and maintenance operation.

Gateway Company is seeking an amendment to the 2010 conditions for Maple Park to allow Phase 2 to be developed without the 55 and over age restrictions. It is possible that the second phase will not be developed at the present time without the amendment.