TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Waddy Dollar General comes back to zoning

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Zone change request returns after 2016 denial

By Ashley Sutter

After more than two years off the table, a request for a zone change in Waddy for the development of a Dollar General will come back before the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday during the regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

The request pertains to the same 1.5 acres of property located on the north side of Frankfort Road approximately 1,100 feet west of Elmburg Road.

Commissioners denied the same request in September 2016 after several neighboring property owners came before the commission urging them to consider the impact the development would have on traffic in the area.

However, as word of the commissioner's decision traveled throughout the Waddy community, several members of the public jumped at various opportunities to speak in favor of the development.

The commission last year hosted several workshops and open forums as they worked toward the implementation of the new Comprehensive Plan and the majority of the input during those meetings included talk of the already denied Dollar General. 

Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said he informed those community members that the county's Comprehensive Plan would not approve or deny the development of any certain business, but it could help ensure certain property is appropriate for such development in the future.

Developers had to wait at least one year before reapplying for the zone change request.  In that time the new Comprehensive Plan has been implemented and Libke said the recommendation for a Dollar General is now more appropriate.

“It is more in line with the new Comprehensive Plan,” Libke said on Wednesday, noting his office will recommend to the commissioners a vote in favor.

Commissioners will hear from developers and members of the community before casting a vote to send a recommendation either in favor or against the zone change from agricultural to C-3 to the Shelby County Fiscal Court, which has the final decision.


Also at the meeting, the commission will:

  • Consider the final subdivision plat for the Fairways at Cardinal Club, Greens Drive in Simpsonville.  The final plat proposes 37 lots on 11.97 acres. The property is zoned R-4.
  • Consider a bond release for Burger King in the amount of $38,875.
  • Hear the December 2018 monthly report and the 2018 year end recap.