Rezoning request to allow apartments withdrawn

LEESBURG, Ga. -- A metro Albany investment group that wanted to develop a 260-unit upscale apartment complex in south Lee County withdrew its application for rezoning Tuesday less than three hours before the issue was to be heard by Lee County Commissioners.

Jim Bacon, representing Flint Ventures LLC, sent an email to County Clerk Christi Dockery at 3:07 Tuesday expressing the desire by Flint Ventures Inc. "to formally withdraw its application for the rezoning of 29 acres along Old Leesburg Highway from C-1 General Business to R-2 Multi-Family for the development of an apartment complex."

Flint Ventures LLC has been seeking to rezone that section of the 322 acres it purchased in 2005. Bacon earlier said the development carried a price tag of $23 million and could mean as much as $4.4 million in governmental revenue to Lee County over the next decade.

The apartments would have been built and managed by Graystone Development in Columbus.

There were indications there were three firm "no" votes on the commission going into Tuesday's meeting and two other commissioners who were undecided.

The matter can be brought before the commission again. The makeup of the commission changes in January.


bigbob 2 years, 9 months ago

Lee County has plenty apartment complexs, time to get some real bussinesses for jobs & tax dollars. The commision seems to be listening after the election.


Amazed2 2 years, 9 months ago

Yes Lee County please all of you find some jobs North of the Creek and stop coming down here to Albany taking our jobs, using our resturants and shopping at our Mall here!! ( just kidding to make a point) All these people and POLITICIAN's fighting a 23 million dollar up scale development make it sound like you dont want anyone else to move to sacred Lee County. You want growth in regards to restuarants etc but not people. That seems a little crazy. If im a corporation looking where to locate I am going to where the people are. Why do you think Olive Garden is being built in Albany. Why dont you have a mall??


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