Apr 21, 2009

Protest Petition Was Used and Developer Has Withdrew The Case

At the Greensboro City Council meeting on April 21, 2009 the first Protest Petition case was in front of the council for the first time in over 37 years.Here is the case;

10. Ordinance rezoning from RS-12 (Residential Single-Family to CD-RM-12
(Conditional District-Residential Multifamily) for uses limited to 56 multifamily units
for property located on 911, 913 and 917 Pilgrims Church Road and 911 Near
Pilgrims Church Road. (roll call vote) (Attachment #10 (PL(Z) 09-06) to Council

Hold your horses because the developer has withdrawn the case.

To give you a little history of this case it was denied from the zoning commission on a 9-0 vote with also a denial from the planning department. Adding these two denials and also the presentation was weak it was a surprise to see them actually bring this up in front of the Greensboro City Council. Then the surrounding property owners filed their Protest Petitions last week. This case really didn't need to use a Protest Petition because it should have never gotten in front of council at all. But to see it used for the first time was great to see.

The one zoning case that will probably take on a higher caliber will be the case off of Spring Garden Strteet and Elam Avenue . The Lindley Park Neighborhood Association is none too happy with this development and probably will use the Protest Petition against this case that will be in front of council in future. Will keep you informed on anymore cases that use Protest Petitions in the process.

You can also read the story at the Greensboro News & Record CLICKHERE or click on the title above.

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