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Pickens County Development - Year in Review

By Richard Osborne
Pickens CountyPlanning & Development Director
 
Total Building Permits
2016    438*     
2015    332
2014    343
2013    325
2012    319
*(32% increase over 2015)
 
New Home Permits
2016    111*     
2015    62
2014    50
2013    58
2012    32
* (79% increase over 2015)
Inspections
2016    1698   
2015    1193
*(42% increase over 2015)

 

Commercial / Institutional
    -Dunn Manor, a wedding & events venue on Hwy. 53 West, opened.
    -Foothills IGA (Hwy. 53 East) owner Jeff Downing obtained special event permits from the Beer & Wine Board for wine tasting events throughout the year. They hosted approximately seven events in 2016.
    -Huddle House (Hwy. 53 East) had a facelift in 2016, including a new parapet wall and new signs.
    -McDonald’s was completely renovated.
    -Northgate shopping center activity (Steve Tate Hwy.): County staff worked with representatives who renovated the restaurant and re-opened it as the Sourwood Café. A dentist office also opened in the center.
    -Old Twin Tanks General Store (Hwy. 53 West) opened at the site of the former Motorcycle Bob’s Store.
    -Pickens County Boys & Girls Club new building opened at Roper Park. In the new facility, staff has been serving over 200 youth.
    -Tate Meat Market (Tate 4-way) opened after renovation of the building that had been a restaurant and other uses previously.
    -Tate House complex (Hwy. 53 East) now includes a new 5,000 square feet pavilion completed this year.
    -Tatum Acres, a wedding & events venue on Cove Rd., opened.
    -Zoology, a health and wellness business, relocated to the Tate 4-way.
 
Industrial
    -FRN: for this contents restoration specialist company, a new 6,000 sq. ft office and warehouse building was constructed in the Sharp Mountain Business Park off Hwy. 108.
    -Huber (Hwy. 53 East) has been expanding – work occurred in 2016 on a 6,500 sq. ft building addition, new 12,500 sq. ft. building, guard shack, silo, and truck wash.
 
Residential
    -Bent Tree: a building permit was issued for a new home.
    -Big Canoe: building permits were issued for 13 new homes. A land disturbance permit was issued for refurbishment work for the golf course driving range.
    -Crossing at Ball Creek (Hwy. 136 West): building permits were issued for two new homes.
    -Cove Lake (Cove Rd.): building permits were issued for two new homes.
    -Edgewood (off Grandview Rd.): a building permit was issued for a new home.
    -Fisher Creek Estates (Hwy. 136 near Burnt Mtn. Rd.): building permits were issued for two new homes.
    -Golden Acres (off W. Church St.): a building permit was issued for a new home.
    -Hampton Farms (Parker Rd.): building permits were issued for six new homes.
    -Hunter’s Ridge (Burnt Mtn. Rd.): a building permit was issued for a new home.
    -New Hope Acres (off Hobson Creek Rd.): building permits were issued for two new homes.
    -Outback (E. Price Creek Rd.): a building permit was issued for a new home.
    -Preserve at Sharp Mountain (off Pettit Rd.): building permits were issued for four new homes.
    -Salacoa Highlands (off Henderson Mtn. Rd.): building permits were issued for three new homes.
    -Settlers Ridge (Reavis Rd.): staff has been working with project reps on land development and platting matters in anticipation of obtaining permits for new houses in the next few months.
    -Talking Rock Valley (E. Price Creek Rd.): a building permit was issued for a new home.
    -Village on Blackwell Creek (Steve Tate Hwy.): in addition to working with representatives on platting and infrastructure matters in 2016, a permit was issued for the model home.
    -Village at Oak Creek (Hwy. 53 West): building permits were issued for five new homes.
    -Wild Timber (Worley Crossroads): building permits were issued for seven new homes.