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Potential Costco in Oconee County Put on Hold

The future site of Epps Bridge Centre Phase II at the intersection of Plaza Parkway and the Oconee Connector.

The developers of the expanded Epps Bridge Centre have postponed until some unspecified time in the future construction of the part of the project that was expected to include a Costco membership-only warehouse store.

In revised preliminary site plans submitted to the Oconee County Planning and Code Enforcement Department on July 31, Oconee 316 Associates LLC of Atlanta split development of Epps Bridge Centre II into two parts, labeled Phase 1 and 2.

Phase 1 includes three connected buildings totaling 105,176 square feet in space, a fourth stand-alone building of 7,500 square feet and an outparcel without any buildings on it. Permitting is going forward on Phase I of the project.

Phase 2 shows a building of 146,290 square feet (the rumored future Costco), an out island that appears to be for a fueling station and another building of 7,200 square feet of space. Work on that part of the project has been put on hold.

The Oconee County Development Review Committee approved the revised Preliminary Site Plan dividing work on Epps Bridge Centre II into the two phases at its meeting on Aug. 18.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.