Center for Developmentally Disabled Doesn't Fit Zoning - Any Zoning

The Winterville, GA Planning Commission rejected the idea of creating a special "assisted residential district" for a center for developmentally disabled people, saying that the proposal was too vague.

The proposal came about when a plan to build Sycamore Ridge, an 87-acre development for disabled people, was rejected due to zoning requirements.

"The proposed zoning district would allow commercial, agricultural and retail facilities on the property, [Planner Lee] Carmon said, a fear that other speakers echoed.

"We don't have any guarantees about what's going to go there," said Wintervillian Nikki Crew.

Sycamore Ridge's plans include family-style cottages with private rooms for residents and businesses like a garden center, an artist market and a cafe that would be open to the public, but provide meaningful jobs for the developmentally disabled adults living there."

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