West Point approves subdivision plat near KIA plant

Published 7:18 pm Monday, June 17, 2024

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Two properties in West Point were approved for a subdivision plat and a division plat boundary survey by the Municipal Planning Board on June 11. 

Chairman Bill Gladden, Trudye Johnson and Aaron Lewis were present for the board meeting. 

The first plat is the TAKCO Subdivision, which is presently owned by Hartley Bridge Development. It is located on Kia Parkway near the Kia motor manufacturing plant. The property is 31.24 acres of land on the north side of Kia Parkway. 

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According to West Point Community Development Director Dennis Dutton, the property owner, a construction company, applied for a subdivision plat in accordance with the Georgia Plat Act. The plat was unanimously approved by the board. 

The application must then be approved by the city’s municipal planning board before the owners can move forward with plans. 

Dutton said at this stage, the municipal planning board may request the owner to make changes and then resubmit the application, but in this case, they did not. 

As the location of the property is near Kia Parkway, the land may be developed as a parts or distribution manufacturing plant; however, Dutton said the city doesn’t know yet. 

The second plat discussed at the board meeting is a Family Trust property belonging to the Harrell Family (known as J&H Homeplace). The property is 79.48 acres on the north side of State Route 18 near the on-ramp for Exit 2 off I-85.

According to Dutton, there was property to the right of the plot that was annexed and rezoned to a mixed-use development. The property in question is currently zoned as a single-family zone. The two properties may be combined and a rezoning may be in their future, Dutton said. 

All plats have to be recorded in uniformity with all the state and local laws. After Dutton receives the plans, he will submit them to the city clerk’s office. 

Still, it’s an ongoing process, Dutton said. The next step for the owners/developers will be to submit preliminary plans, civil plans and site plans for the city departments to review and approve. This will include a streets, utilities, zoning and soil erosion report.

After all is approved, the developers must submit an architectural plan on the plans for the building to ensure that they are up to code ordinances.