The current owner of unbuilt Pebble Creek subdivision on SR 15 in the south of the county is asking for a modification to the 2004 rezone conditions to allow it to build smaller, less expensive homes on cement slabs at ground level.
The request, which is scheduled to be before the Planning Commission on Jan. 22 and the Board of Commissioners on Feb. 12, already has drawn opposition, including from E. Dwayne Wilkes, who owned and rezoned the property in 2004 and still has land abutting the empty subdivision.
The current owner of the land is a company named CAAT Holdings LLC, with offices at 1351 Jennings Mill Road. The company was registered in the Georgia Secretary of State database on March 22 of last year.
According to county tax records, the company took over ownership of the Pebble Creek properties on March 30, 2012, from Athens First Bank and Trust, which received the properties in lieu of foreclosure from Land Star Development LLC.
Land Star had obtained the property from Wilkes, according to the tax records.
For more details on this and a separate rezone on the Jan. 22 Planning Commission agenda, go to Oconee County Observations.