03/01/05 — City Planning Commission recommnds zoning changes to allow new subdivision, two businesses

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City Planning Commission recommnds zoning changes to allow new subdivision, two businesses

By Matt Shaw
Published in News on March 1, 2005 1:45 PM

The Goldsboro Planning Commission agreed Monday night to support several zoning and other requests that are headed to the City Council.

All of the issues have been non-controversial so far. Should no opposition surface, they are all likely to be approved at the council's meeting next Monday.

The commission recommended the city grant three rezoning requests.

It supported Oak Forest Development's request that five acres on the south side of New Hope Road, between Patetown Road and Catherine Street, be rezoned to R-12 residential. The developer is expected to submit plans soon for a subdivision.

The commission also endorsed a request by Pediatric Play Therapy that 3.5 acres, including a house, on the south side of Tommys Road, between Hare Road and Green Circle, be rezoned from residential use to office and institutional.

If the rezoning is granted, the child therapy business will next need to have a site plan approved by the city before it can convert the home into administrative offices.

The commission favors rezoning a portion of the Wayne Community College campus to allow U.S. Cellular to build an 180-foot tower. The board also approved plans for the tower, which would be located behind the college's tennis courts.

The commission also recommended two special-use permits that would allow businesses to open.

The board approved Wheels of Goldsboro's plans to relocate to the east side of U.S. 117, between Arrington Bridge Road and Old Mount Olive Highway. It would take over a building that was previously a car lot. The only discussion was on the type of planters that would be required at the front of the lot.

The commission also reviewed plans for a new Auto Zone, which would be built on the east side of N.C. 111, just south of the U.S. 70 interchange. The property is adjacent to the new shopping center with the Andy's restaurant.

The board recommend the city grant the special-use permit if the developer, Gary Gregory, would try to connect his parking lot with a service station on the other side of the property.

The commission recommended the city give up the right-of-way for Miller Place and Thomas Place, two unopened streets off Randall Lane in the Ravenwood subdivision.

The city is also primed to close sections of East Mulberry Street, North Durant Street and Stoney Creek Lane, which run through city-owned property off Ash Street, near Stoney Creek.

The City Council's meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in its chambers, second floor of Goldsboro City Hall.