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Council approves River Oaks annexation, incentive package
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With no discussion whatsoever during its June 26 meeting, Camden City Council unanimously -- minus Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, who was attending a mayor’s conference out of state -- approved first reading of ordinances annexing the River Oaks Shopping Center and offering an incentive package to Bright-Meyers 2001 LCC of Georgia to redevelop the commercial property. The votes came after an approximately 25-minute long executive session to discuss the matters.The first ordinance, if passed on second and final reading at a subsequent reading, would annex the 13.72-acre property at 2209 and 2235 West DeKalb St. into the city. The former home of Kmart would be assigned interim zoning of Commercial Mixed Use.