7/21/2022 5:11:00 PM Multifamily rezoning sought for Pleasant Ridge Road
by CHRIS BURRITT
NW Greensboro - Windsor Homes is seeking the rezoning of 16.5 acres on Pleasant Ridge Road for construction of 95 multifamily homes, a move that would put higher density development along Summerfield's southern edge.
The request seeks to rezone the property at 2608 Pleasant Ridge Road from agricultural (AG) to conditional zoning - residential multifamily district (CD-RM-8), according to the Greensboro-based developer.
If approved by the Greensboro City Council, the rezoning would accommodate "duplexes, twin homes, townhouses, cluster housing, and other residential uses at a density of 8 units per acre or less," according to a July 15 letter to nearby property owners from Windsor Investments' Charlie Hall.
Windsor is working on a development plan with a condition limiting density to 5.75 units per acre, which would allow construction of 95 units, Hall said.
The tract is located on the southern side of Pleasant Ridge Road, the dividing line between Greensboro and Summerfield. In this area, property south of the road is located in Greensboro and land on the northern side is in Summerfield, according to Summerfield planner Brad Rentz.
Posting on Nextdoor, some residents of nearby subdivisions such as Highland Grove and the Cardinal have expressed concerns about the addition of more multifamily housing in the area.
Just west of Windsor's site, at the corner of Pleasant Ridge and Alcorn roads, LeoTerra Development has cleared property for construction of 298 houses and townhomes.
In his letter last week, Hall told property owners that Windsor plans to answer questions and address concerns in a remote Zoom call at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4.
The city of Greensboro also plans a series of meetings to evaluate the rezoning request, Hall added.