Pooler developer begins land split for theater expansion, new commercial construction in Towne Center

The owner of the large Towne Center tract in Pooler’s Godley Station community is asking for approval from the city to split off segments of the property for future development.

 

Pooler-based BPR Properties got a recommendation for approval from the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission Monday to subdivide three lots in Towne Center. If approved later by the Pooler City Council, the property changes will put BPR one step closer to adding new commercial space and expanding the existing Royal Cinemas movie theater.

These new developments would be in addition to a number of other commercial properties in BPR’s Towne Center, including hotels, several restaurants and retail stores, and a water park, skating rink and bowling alley.

Speaking on behalf of BPR this week, Dan Fischer of EMC Engineering offered few specifics about the company’s upcoming plans for Towne Center, although he said the new developments will have to come back before the planning commission for site plan approval prior to any construction.

According to subdivision applications submitted to the city, about 1.5 acres of vacant land adjacent to an existing Residence Inn at the corner of Towne Center Boulevard and Maxwell Drive would house a new commercial development. A separate 1.5-acre site to the east is pegged for a retail/office center.

Meanwhile, in the case of the expansion of the movie theater, Fischer said the minor subdivision request would change property lines where the theater lot borders a nearby bowling alley to allow for the owner of the theater to add another 60 feet to the existing building. The addition, he said, would be constructed on an undeveloped acre of property between the two sites.

In other business Monday, the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission:

• Voted to recommend that the City Council post the maintenance bond and approve the final plat for Phase 3 of the Somersby subdivision on Pine Barren Road.

• Recommended approval of a major subdivision plat for the Morgan Lakes Industrial Park on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Speaking on behalf of the petitioner Monday, Chad Zittrouer of Kern & Co. reported the majority of warehouses and roadways in the industrial park are now either in place or under construction.

• Voted to recommend approval of site and landscape plans for a 401,760-square-foot warehouse and associated infrastructure for RBW Logistics in the Morgan Lakes Industrial Park. The recommendation for approval comes with an $18,000 payment into the city’s tree fund for failing to meet landscape requirements in the city’s zoning ordinance.

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