Jul 10, 2014 12:07 PM by KATC
Plantation Ridge Phase III subdivision will likely be incorporated into the Abbeville city limits at its next council meeting.
The Abbeville City Council gave preliminary approval at its meeting last week, paving the way for future residents of the planned subdivision on East Jane Street to receive city utilities and an increased fire rating that could lower homeowners insurance premiums.
Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza said the owner of the subdivision will come back before the council with a petition for approval, then the plans will have to go before the U.S. Justice Department to ensure that minority districts are maintained.
"That won't be an issue with this because there are no residents yet," Piazza said.
Piazza said the benefit of incorporating subdivisions into the city is an increase in utility and property tax bases.