Rezone, Special Use & Variance Requests

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The following items will be heard at the October 4, 2022, Board of Commissioners Meeting:


Rezone #P22-0061; Donald D. Hammett; B-1 (General Business District) to B-1(General Business District) and B-2 (Highway Business District); ±42.76 acres; Hog Mountain Road and US Highway 78; Commercial.

Variance #P22-0127; Donald D. Hammett; to increase the allowable parking spaces from 47 to 84; ±42.76 acres; Hog Mountain Road and US Highway 78; Commercial. 

Rezone #P22-0133; Lela Mae Moore Slaton; AG (Agricultural District) to B-2 (Highway Business District); ±2.51 acres; 1050 Jimmy Daniell Road; Vacant. 

Variance #P22-0190; Lela Mae Moore Slaton; to reduce the minimum number of parking spaces from 107 to 58 spaces; ± 2.51 acres; 1050 Jimmy Daniel Road; Vacant.



The following items will be heard at the October 17, 2022, Planning Commission Meeting and the November 1, 2022, Board of Commissioners Meeting (note: Variances are heard at the BOC meeting only):


Special Use #P22-0154; Westminster Christian Academy; to expand the campus in the newly acquired site and revise the Special Use Permit on the existing campus; ± 43.42 acres; 1640 New High Shoals Road; Private School.

Rezone/OIP #P22-0184; Westminster Christian Academy; B1 (General Business District), R1 (Single Family Residential District), and AG (Agricultural District) to OIP (Office Industrial Professional District) ; ± 5.5 acres; 1185 S. Bishop Farms Parkway; Vacant.

Rezone/AG #P22-0185; Westminster Christian Academy; B1 (General Business District), R1 (Single Family Residential District), and AG (Agricultural District) to OIP (Office Industrial Professional District); ± 37.87 acres; 1640 New High Shoals Road; Vacant.

Rezone #P22-0155; Deferred Tax, LLC; to develop the Publix Shopping Village and Subdivision of commercial lots to accommodate future General Business uses; ± 33.657 acres; 1291 Virgil Langford Road; Undeveloped B1 (General Business District) tract and undeveloped B2 (Highway Business District) tract.

Special Use #P22-0176; Fred Simonton III; to develop a cell phone tower in the AG (Agricultural District) zoning district; ± 0.3306 acres; Fambrough Bridge Road; Vacant.

Rezone #P22-0177; Westminster Presbyterian Homes Inc.; AR (Agricultural Residential District) to OIP (Office Industrial Professional District); ± 4 acres; 1030 Welbrook Road; Vacant.



The following items will be heard at the November 1 2022, Board of Commissioners Meeting:


Variance #P22-0208; Westminster Presbyterian Homes Inc.; to reduce the required buffer from 25' to 0' adjacent to AR (Agricultural Residential District) property; ± 3.84 acres; 1030 Welbrook Road; Vacant.


Variance #P22-0219; Henry J & Sandra Thompson; to develop a shed roof from UDC Section 410.01.c (2) and UDC Table 4.1; ± 0.89 acres; 1171 Windsor Drive; Residential.