Feb 2, 2010

Elm Street and Cornwallis Rezoning Case Passes Even with Protest Petition

The elm street and cornwallis rezoning case has been going on for a long long time and ed cone has a whole section titled elm and cornwallis CLICKHERE  to see a history of this rezoning case. At tonight' Greensboro City Council meeting 2-2-2010 first off we had 2 recusals in Mayor Pro Temp Nancy Vaughan because her husband represented the neighborhood in opposition to this case . We also had Greensboro City Council member Robbie Perkins also recuse himself because he has a 12% stake in this development with John Stratton the developer.

The Protest Petition came up plenty in this rezoning case and once i try my hand at youtube will get some video to show . The vote on this rezoning passed 6-1 with TDB Small voting against.

This case had plenty of issues but it is great to see the Protest Petition be a part of the process good or not in the neighborhoods favor. It is a new day for rezoning in Greensboro and the developers need to start listening to the neighborhood because in the past they have had the votes without much conditions put on properties . Now we will see more back and forth between the different sides in the case and hopefully a better resolution.

Now on to the next protest petition case in the newman machinery  against the college hill area of greensboro. That is going to be a tough case as well with a dump load of economic impact involved compared to this small elm street rezoning.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Zack Matheny 2007 Contributors

$500 Dwight Stone

$250 John Stratton

triadwatch said...

also check out my post earlier on them being golfing buddies as well and the crap move he did to bring this case back up in front of council

Jordan Green said...

Good to see your post on this, Keith. Perhaps this outcome supports the notion that a good infill project can get approved with the protest petition. I love the irony, too, that Zack Matheny has to go against prominent neighbors such as Betty Cone, and SE-quadrant TDBS becomes the champion of Irving Park. Will they remember her when she runs for mayor?

triadwatch said...

jordan , even though it passed you can see all the conditions on the property and also where they wanted from the beginning this sure is a scaled back development.

I also have a video where councilman zack matheny talks about how the developers are frustrated, good for them and glad our coalition brought this bill to fruition