The Wharf At St. Marys

What Is The Wharf At St. Marys?

Camden County Joint Development Authority (JDA) is requesting a subdivision of the Gilman Paper Mill Site currently owned by Old Weed and Ready Plantation LLC, to aid the developer in creating the Wharf at St. Marys. The current Planned Development (PD) zoning allows for the development of the proposed related uses. Maritime uses require a Special Use Permit for approval, which will be discussed further in the Special Use Staff Report.

The proposed subdivision will consist of approximately 52 (fifty-two) acres. The use of the area will be subdivided out as a mixed-use wharf, which includes, dry dock storage, a boatyard, docking facilities, boat repair facilities, and mixed-use commercial with a residential component. The plan that is being submitted as part as part of this application is conceptual in nature. Final plans will require Planning Commission and City Council approval. 



  wharf_plat                       Proposed layout
Imagery from presentation linked below



The application and submitted plat meets the requirements of a minor subdivision, including minimum lot size and area. The application meets the general design standards for a subdivision with the exception of the provision for double frontage. The plat provided to the Community Development Department (CDD) as part of this application Staff does not indicate the required setbacks.  The setbacks will be provided at a later stage in the planning process, when a final site plan will require approval from the Planning Commission and the City Council.

According to JDA, the Developer is in the process of obtaining all required permits, soil testing, and mitigation as required by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Developer and JDA will continue to work closely with the CDD and Planning Commission as plans are finalized and building permits are applied for.






Presentation information

Signed copy of Mill Site Planned Development Ordinance

Staff Report to Council


Earlier documents related to this property can be found on our document page, at this link.