Aldermen approve two-lot subdivision in Columbia

Published 1:47 pm Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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The Columbia Board of Aldermen on June 1 approved the plat for a two-lot subdivision to be created at the southwest corner of Green Street And Columbia Avenue.

Tim and Rachel Spruill have owned most of the property — the former Bush Harrell sawmill tract — for several years, and they recently purchased an adjoining 30-foot unused street right of way from the town.

No new streets or roads are included with the development.

The owners “cleaned the wood line up and dug out the existing property line canal, improving drainage in that neighborhood,” Town Manager Rhett White reported to the board.

The north lot, facing Green Street, is 19,998 square feet, and the south lot is 40,371 square feet. Columbia’s subdivision ordinance requires buildable lots to be a minimum of 7,500 square feet in area.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has designated about two-thirds of the south lot as a wetland. This leaves approximately 13,000 square feet for construction purposes.

The New Town (also referred to on the Spruill survey plat as McClees Ditch) forms the southern boundary of the subdivision. The east boundary joins five built-up residential lots fronting on Virginia Avenue.