POOLER, GA (WTOC) - The potential construction on the 130-acre lot off Pooler Parkway near Interstate 16 has been approved.
The Pooler City Council gave the thumbs up at their meeting Monday night, but here's the catch. They approved development but not necessarily the development that wants to come into the land.
Last week, we showed you a look at the Mosaic Town Center plan with all kinds of things they want to build. The city welcomes the growth but says they need some time to look at what they need out here.
Mayor Lamb is referring to a developer who wants to bring in this Mosaic Town Center.
Still, no set plans of what you could see built out here but these developers are looking at an amphitheater over there, a hotel back there, and people can't wait for the idea to sit at a restaurant right over there. But here's what they don't want to do. They don't want to spend any more time sitting in traffic than they already do here on Pooler Parkway.
That's because there are more drivers. James is a pretty recent resident but wants to feel safe in her new town.
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The city says they'll do their best to prevent hold ups, but they're not taking chances on people's lives.
Over the last 20 years this has been a common sight throughout the city. Mayor Lamb tells me, back in his day, Pooler was 98 percent trees and out here on Pooler Parkway: one caution light.
The Mayor says back in his day if you weren't the couple hundred people that lived in Pooler, you were a stranger and the cops wanted to know why you were within their city limits.
"Barney saw me too many times one day and actually pulled me over just as I was going to pick-up my girlfriend at the time, my wife later on up. He said, 'Hey, I've already seen you too many times in our city. I was just wondering what you're doing here,'" said Mayor Lamb."The city was very small. Had a caution light on Highway 80. It was two-way traffic just on one side; one lane going, one lane coming. There was no Pooler Parkway. There was no 95. That was coming, and 16 was just way out there."
He's loved seeing the city grow and is excited to see the final plans for what is to come to this property off Pooler Parkway.