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STOCKBRIDGE — For the second consecutive meeting, the Stockbridge City Council pushed back a vote on development standards for the Jodeco South project.

The council delayed the vote at the request of the developer, who suggested they needed more time to look at the standards brought forth by the city.

Jeff Grant, executor and part-owner of the land, spoke to the Stockbridge City Council at its Monday evening meeting about why the vote had been held up again.

“I wanted to tell you, you’re appreciated more than you realize,” Grant said. “Y’all do great work.”

Grant said the holdup surrounded a few “minor” changes, and representatives from the development would talk to Camilla Moore, the city’s director of community development and assistant city manager, on Tuesday about them.

Grant called those changes “the last piece of the puzzle.”

“It’s taken this long, and all the time and effort we’ve put into this, in case anything happens, we want something we can all live with,” Grant said. “This will be done in the next week, two weeks at the most. We should have this done.”

The 32-page document was available to the public as part of the agenda packet for Monday’s City Council meeting, and was dated May 13.

The city has pushed the construction of a new mixed-use development in the Jodeco South area, near Interstate 75 Exit 222, for a number of years.

At the previous Stockbridge City Council meeting May 13, Moore said while the project had stalled last year due to the Eagles Landing cityhood fight, demand has returned for the area.

“Because those parcels had an unknown, the developers didn’t want to pursue it,” Moore said at that meeting. “Now that’s over, everyone’s clear that this project is in Stockbridge, interest tripled and quadrupled, not just in the site, but in undeveloped parcels in Stockbridge. Applications and requests for meetings are coming in.”

So far, the city is looking at a late summer groundbreaking, potentially in August, for the project.

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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