The Oconee County Board of Commissioners tonight is scheduled to take up a rezone request by the new owner of Pebble Creek Subdivision, who wants to build smaller homes on slabs in the currently unoccupied 143-acre tract on SR 15 south of Watkinsville.
The Planning Commission has recommended that the BOC allow CAAT Holdings LLC to build the homes on slabs rather than with basements or crawl space, provided the slab construction meets current code standards.
But there was confusion at the Planning Commission meeting on Jan. 22 about what code allows, and one of the two representatives of CAAT at the meeting said his client only wanted to build on raised slabs, and the other said his client wanted to be able to build on both at-grade and raised slabs.
The Planning Commission recommended against the request by CAAT Holdings, 1351 Jennings Mill Road, to be allowed to build 1,800-square-foot homes in the subdivision rather than the minimum 2,700-square-foot homes required when the property initially was rezoned in 2004.
For more information on the rezone request, go to Oconee County Observations.