SANFORD: City Council approves rezoning requests

Mar. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

City Council members approved two rezoning requests in a short meeting Tuesday night.

The first request was from N.C. Rep. Mike Stone, a former Sanford City Council member himself, to rezone 0.23 acres of two vacant lots in the northwestern corner of South Horner Boulevard and Dogwood Street from light industrial to general commercial. According to the recommendation from the Sanford Planning Board, the two lots will be recombined into one lot to make the property more marketable.

The second rezoning application was submitted by David Nestor, of Adcock & Associates Real Estates, to rezone 2629-2639 S. Horner Boulevard from light industrial to general commercial.

Nestor learned about half of his property was zoned light industrial and the other half was zoned general commercial, according to the rezoning application. Nestor submitted the application to "clean-up" the zoning, and make it more marketable.  

A public hearing for the two rezoning requests were held during the last Sanford City Council meeting, and no one spoke in favor or against the proposals.

"If you remember from the public hearing, these two properties are adjourning," said Planning Department Assistant Director Marshall Downey.

In other matters, Council:

* Approved a resolution honoring Ellis Hanks, retiring executive director of the N.C. League of Municipalities, for his "faithful service and lasting contributions to municipal government."

* Welcomed David Loving to the community. Loving is succeeding Doug Doris as CEO of Central Carolina Hospital.