On Pooler Parkway near the Interstate 16 exit, the Mosaic Town Center is a 130-acre town center development expected to include retail and residential space.
The planning committee approved the proposal for this development Monday night. The project would ultimately include hotels, an amphitheater, a lakefront promenade, retail with live-above lofts, a grocery store, and professional offices on dozens of more acres of property.
Mayor Lamb told WTOC even though the planning committee approved this development, it still has to pass through City Council. He says the clearing and what looks like construction now, is not for this development. It's environmental mitigation.
"I just hope we can work together in making sure the traffic can be moved around very safely in front of them. It's right next to 16 so also going south and east on Quacco Road. We want to make that safe also," said Mayor Lamb.
If the council approves the town center this is what your view off of Pooler Parkway would look like.
The development would be a mixture of live, work, play for residents and visitors to the area.
The mayor says it's likely the decision will be approved by the council, but the OK has not been given yet.
“Until it's approved by council, it's not a done deal. Everything, like I said, has to be done. All the T's crossed, all the I's dotted. We check with all of our people - including police, fire, everyone - before we will pull the trigger on this,” Mayor Lamb said.
City council will meet this coming Monday to make their decision. The vote for this development has not been put on the agenda yet, but the mayor says it is still early in the week and very likely.