Planning Commission approves request for new window-tinting business in city
By Catharin Shepard
Published in News on May 27, 2009 1:46 PM
A new window tinting business proposed by Billy Sutton should be allowed to operate on the north side of U.S. 70 East between the East Ash Street Extension and Millers Chapel Road, Goldsboro Planning Commission members voted Tuesday night.
The new business would operate within the accident potential zone extending out from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Sutton requested the property operate under a conditional use permit.
"Typically, you want something that's not going to have a lot of density or people there," said Randy Guthrie, city planning director. "It's tough to find uses that will fit."
The property was previously used as a used car lot, the former Carolina Motors Used Cars, so the new window tinting business would likely be a good fit, Guthrie said.
However, the owner must close one of two driveways that front on U.S. Highway 70 and install a vehicle buffer in its place, the commission members decided.
The business is zoned for an 80- decibel noise overlay.
The commission members voted to recommend approving a rezoning request by the Sheepfold Church of Jesus to rezone property on the north and south sides of Sunny South Church Street between Canal Street and the Sunny South Street Terminus from Residential-6 to Office and Institutional-1.
One person spoke in favor of the rezoning during the May 18 City Council meeting. The change would allow the church to renovate and use two houses next door to the church.
In other business, the commission members also voted to recommend approving a rezoning proposed by R.E. Godbey that would change the southeast corner of East Ash Street and Piedmont Airline Road from Residential-16 and Noise Overlay to General Business and Noise Overlay.
The commission members voted to recommend denying a proposed rezoning that would allow the Eastern Carolina Regional Housing Authority to operate a new office center at the northeast corner of South Slocumb Street and Seymour Drive. The proposed rezoning would have changed the land parcel from Residential-6, Residential-16 General Business and Noise Overlay to General Business and Noise Overlay.
The commission recommended that a rezoning to Office and Institutional-1 would be more appropriate for the planned use of the property.
Commission member Glenn Barwick recused himself from voting on a sign modification proposal that would allow the Harris Insurance Agency to take down its sign, sandblast it and replace it.
Barwick did not vote because he owns property next to the site, he said.
The sign modification request will go on to a second committee before the action might be carried out.
"This is a unique situation that will require historic district approval for them to place it (the sign) back," Guthrie said.
In other business, the commission members also voted to recommend approving a site and landscape plan for New Century Bank.
There are two upcoming public hearings scheduled for June 15. One will allow the public to express thoughts on Wayne Oil Company rezoning the property on the northwest corner of Wayne Memorial Drive and Fourth Street from Neighborhood Business to Residential-9 and Neighbor-hood Business, and a second will focus on a rezoning proposed by Kenneth L. Wiggins for property of the north side of Wayne Memorial Drive between Hospital Road and Medical Office Place.
The property would be rezoned from Office and Industrial-1 to General Business Conditional Dis-trict-Pharmacy.
The planning commission's recommendations will appear on the City Council meeting agenda at the council's next meeting on June 1.
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