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10/24/2018 1:15:00 AM
Zoning Hearings Include New Development Near ELHS
Blum, Inc. will request a rezoning to allow it to expand its facility at Lowesville.  A public meeting on the plan drew no negative responses.
Blum, Inc. will request a rezoning to
allow it to expand its facility at
Lowesville.  A public meeting on the
plan drew no negative responses.


Wayne Howard
Staff Writer


A controversial rezoning request that would permit a new subdivision with up to 225 single-family homes on Little Egypt Road will be back on the list of items to be discussed in public hearings Monday, November 5th.

The request is from Provident Land Services, Inc., and asks for the rezoning of 123 acres from R-SF (Residential Single-Family) and R-T (Transitional Residential) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential). The property is located on the west side of Little Egypt Road some 2,000-4,000 feet north of NC73.

The request had been submitted earlier and was scheduled for public hearing in October, but the applicant withdrew the request and then resubmitted it. Area residents who attended a public meeting on the proposal October 8th voiced concerns about increased traffic the development would bring.  Some of them had shown up at the October 1st meeting expecting to comment during the public hearing--only to learn that for then, the request had been withdrawn.

Interested parties may appear at the public hearing, which will be held at a joint meeting of the Lincoln County Commissioners Room and Planning Board on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main Street, Lincolnton.

Also among the items scheduled for public hearing will be a request from Blum, Inc. to rezone 68 acres from I-G (General Industrial) and R-T (Transitional Residential) to PD-I (Planned Development-Industrial) to permit expansions of manufacturing, warehousing and office facilities and allow a building height in excess of 60 feet and not more than 100 feet for a high-bay warehouse. The property is located at 7733 Old Plank Road, on the north side of Old Plank Road about 600 feet west of NC16-Business. Blum also held a community meeting about its proposed expansion earlier this month, and only two people (one of them Commissioner Martin Oakes) showed up. No objections were voiced to the project.

Two other items of lesser significance are also scheduled for public hearings at the regular Nov. 5th meeting. For more information, contact the Lincoln County Planning and Inspections Department at 704-736-8440.



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