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7/21/2022 5:10:00 PM
Board recommends denying rezoning request
The request to rezone nearly 31 acres at N.C. 150 and Spencer-Dixon Road for commercial use will go before Guilford County commissioners Aug. 4
by PATTI STOKES


NORTHERN GREENSBORO - Greensboro-based First Acres, LLC, got a thumbs down from the Guilford County Planning Board after a public hearing for the company's rezoning request in May. The Guilford County commissioners will consider the board's recommendation to deny the request when it holds a second public hearing Aug. 4 before making a final decision.


If approved, the request would change zoning on the 31-acre tract at the corner of N.C. 150 and Spencer-Dixon Road from AG, intended for agricultural operations and farm residences on large tracts of land, and RS-40, intended to accommodate single-family residential detached dwellings on minimum lot sizes of 40,000 square feet, to CZ-GB (conditional use - General Business).


The applicant's conditions on the requested CZ-GB zoning would exclude several uses typically allowed in a GB zoning, while still allowing a wide variety of commercial uses including general office, medical or professional office, a bank or finance company with a drive-through, retail, a garden center or nursery, bakery, restaurant, auto supply sales, auto rental or leasing and a car wash.


Attorney Amanda Hodierne of Greensboro spoke on behalf of First Acres at the Planning Board's May meeting, along with a traffic engineer hired by the company and a local Realtor.


A handful of neighboring property owners spoke in opposition to the rezoning request, with their opposition focused on traffic they said was already a concern in this area because of Northern Middle and High Schools, located adjacent to the land First Acres hopes to develop.


Nicole Martin, a resident of Spencer-Dixon Road, said there are already discussions about bringing in mobile units to accommodate more students at Northern High School, which will add to an already growing traffic problem. Additionally, she said there were ample commercial services within a few miles to accommodate the needs of residents in the area.


Another Spencer-Dixon resident who said he wanted to continue living in the country, not the city, echoed Martin's statement that there were enough commercial conveniences within a 5-mile radius.


Martin has set up a petition at www.change.org/Stop-Northern-Rezone and hopes to acquire 500 signatures before a second public hearing is held before the Guilford County Commissioners on Aug. 4.


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View a petition opposing the rezoning request at www.change.org/Stop-Northern-Rezone.


Guilford County commissioners will hold a public hearing for the rezoning request at its meeting on Aug. 4, 5:30 p.m., in the commissioners' meeting room on the second floor of the Old County Courthouse, 301 W. Market St. in downtown Greensboro.





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