Columbus holding public hearing on Veterans Parkway overlay

Columbus Council will hold a public hearing May 12 on creating an overlay district along Veterans Parkway from Moon Road and Williams Road to the Harris County line.

The special district would regulate the appearance of and access to business on that corridor. More details are at www.columbusga.org/planning. Click on "Proposed Overlay District for Veterans Parkway."

The city's Planning Advisory Commission has recommended this proposed district be denied. The Planning Department has recommended it be approved.

The public's invited to the hearing at 9 a.m. that Tuesday. If anyone speaking in opposition has made campaign contributions totalling $250 or more to a local city official in the past two years must fill out a Disclosure of Campaign Contributions form as required by Title 36, Chapter 67-A, Official Code of Georgia Annotated. The form must be filed with the Clerk of Council five days before the public hearing. The form's available at the clerk's office on the sixth Floor of the Government Center.

For more information, call the city planning department at 706-653-4116.