04/01/08 — Goldsboro Planning Commission approves recreation center

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Goldsboro Planning Commission approves recreation center

By Anessa Myers
Published in News on April 1, 2008 1:46 PM

Goldsboro's Community Recreation Center is one tree closer to becoming a part of downtown -- and a new restaurant is on its way, city planning officials learned Monday.

The Goldsboro Planning Commission approved a site plan for the nearly 60,000-square-foot facility that will soon be built on the northwest corner of South Center Street and West Spruce Street.

The site plan included landscaping, but the proposal asked for modifications of interconnectivity and parking requirements. More than 200 parking spaces are required with the code, but the city proposed to have 36 parking spaces on the property and to utilize street parking.

The commission approved the parking change.

Board members also approved plans for a new restaurant on Berkeley Boulevard and a new distribution center on James and West Grantham streets.

A new 3,378-square-foot Zaxby's is proposed between the Wendy's and the Western Sizzlin between Graves Drive and Ash Street. The proposal asked for a modification of the interconnectivity of the site -- how easily neighboring buildings or businesses can be accessed by customers. The plan showed an easement toward Wendy's, but the commission approved the plan only if the company provided immediate interconnectivity, meaning the company actually has to lay concrete cuts to allow access between the two businesses.

The third site plan of the night was a proposal from McCall's for a warehouse and distribution center on the corner of James and West Grantham streets. The plan included a request for six modifications. The commission approved all of the modifications except having sidewalks around the building. Members agreed that a fee in lieu of the sidewalks would be appropriate.

The commission approved one more site plan at its meeting. The plan was for property on Kornegay Street that was once on the minimum housing list, but the owner is now bringing the building up to code to be used as apartments. The proposal requested five modifications that the commission also approved.

Several public hearing items were on the docket as well, including conditional use permits for a proposed bar on the east side of North Center Street between Walnut and Mulberry streets, the expansion of the Flying Shamrock located on the west side of North John Street between Walnut and Mulberry streets and a child care facility at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on the north side of West Elm Street between H.V. Brown Lane and the Seaboard Coastline Railroad. Rezonings for the Family Works Psychological Center on the southwest corner of East Ash Street and North Andrews Avenue and for Briarwood Investments for property located on the south side of East Ash Street between Barrow Court and Malloy Street also were considered.

The commission's decisions will be given as suggestions to the City Council to aid council members as they discuss final approval of all matters regarding development at their next meeting.