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Jefferson approves annexing property

POSTED: November 1, 2008 5:00 a.m.

JEFFERSON — The Jefferson City Council voted Monday to annex a nearly 33-acre parcel of property along Interstate 85. But the group’s approval did not come without several stipulations.

"The developer must dedicate a 10-foot right of way free of charge," said Councilman David Varnedoe Jr. "They will also be responsible for designing a deceleration lane."

Other stipulations for the property — which is bordered by I-85, Possum Creek Road and Hog Mountain Road — include a landscape strip along the I-85 portion of the property and developer assistance for improvements to Hog Mountain.

Plans for the property include "multiple office-warehouse buildings."

The City Council approved the annexation of the property during its regularly scheduled voting session Monday at the Jefferson Civic Center.

During the meeting, the group also approved two variance requests for a proposed Dairy Queen Restaurant on Panther Drive.

One of the requests was to reduce the buffer requirement from 50 feet to 25 feet for a 1.2 acre property along Panther Drive.

The other approved variance request was to allow for up to 50 parking spaces for the restaurant.

The City Council also appointed Brian Mitsdarffer as Scott Thompson’s replacement on the Historic Preservation Commission.



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