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EARLIER: Triple S OKs changes for Harley, Wesley, Simpsonville

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Board’s early action allows for final approvals

By Scotty McDaniel

In a special meeting Tuesday to observe findings of fact and transcript for five zone changes made in the last month, Triple S Planning Commission needed only minutes to make their approval of each.

"In accordance of our zoning regulations, the commission is required to create a findings of facts and OK it, and the same with the transcripts created from the meetings,” Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said.

The findings of fact and transcript were approved on five items, and their recommendations were sent to the corresponding governing bodies:

§       Zone change from agriculture to industrial for 64 acres owned by Jorita, LLC located on Joyes Station Road, sitting just west of Martinrea, with its front on Interstate 64.

§       Zone change from agriculture to industrial for 150 acres owned by Norfolk Southern Railway on Joyes Station Road.

§       Zone change from agriculture to industrial for 68 acres of Norfolk Southern Railway on Joyes Station Road

§       Zone change from residential to highway commercial for 7.6 acres owned by Wesley Apartments, LLC at 2169 Midland Trail.

§       Zone change from residential and commercial to Village Center Form District for 31 properties, made up of approximately 26 acres, on both sides of Shelbyville Road between Maplewood Drive and just east of Old Veechdale Road in Simpsonville.

Wednesday these recommendations were sent off to Shelby County Fiscal Court and the Simpsonville City Commission, which now have 90 days to put the changes on an agenda and create ordinances and things.  

Fiscal Court plans to act on the two industrial parcels at its meeting Tuesday, thus clearing them for acquisition by the Shelby Industrial Development Foundation as a potential site for the Harley-Davidson plant the county has been pursing.  

Fiscal Court had a special meeting on Monday to clarify language on this change – which it had requested in September – and have it prepared for Tuesday's regular meeting.

"We were able to call a special meeting get them approved so they can be dealt with in December and January instead of waiting 'til February or March,” Libke said.

The next regularly scheduled Triple S meeting is Jan. 19.