Plans to develop land near Columbia Regional Airport were approved Tuesday night.
Ashland’s Planning and Zoning Commission gave the approval that would allow two commercial buildings to go up on a portion of nearly 500 acres of land between Highway 63 and the airport.
The two buildings were proposed by Hummingbird Properties, which is owned by Larry Potterfield.
Last year, Potterfield and his wife, Brenda, decided to move ahead with plans to develop much of the 477 acres they own within Ashland city limits.
Ashland’s mayor says the additional property tax revenue will help the school district and pay for infrastructure issues.