Cumberland County Commissioners May 19

The following rezonings were approved:

Acres: 10.26 from agricultural to residential
Location:  north side of SR 2245 (Thrower Road) and west of NC HWY 87

Acres:  20.85 from agricultural to residential
Location: both sides of SR 2233 (School Road) and southwest of NC HWY 87

Acres: .82 from residential to planned commercial
Location: northwest side of SR 2337 (Wilmington Hwy) and northeast side of SR 2266 (Manley Street)

Acres: .19 from rural residential to agricultural
Location: south of Running Fox Road and west of Carriage Crossing Road

Acres: .38 from planned local business to planned service and retail
Location: 3701 and 3713 Cumberland road

Contested rezoning case:

Acres: 20 from rural residential to residential
Location: northwest side of SR 1115 (Black Bridge Road) and southeast of Home Stakes Drive.
Developer: Watson Caviness
Lots: under R7.5 – 116 possible lots
Joint Planning Commission and staff recommend approval based on the 2030 Growth Vision Plan
Motion: PASSED (voting in opposition was councilman King)

What Was Said:

Nikki Torez (resident) – ” I work in the real estate community and I know the effects of what this is gonna do.  I love the stability of the neighborhood and the school system.  I’ve seen in 6 years my child’s classroom going from 18-19 to 24-25 students.  It takes you 20-30 minutes to get your child 2 miles up the road.  Adding more houses without any disrespect to Caviness..building more homes, that’s killing our property values.  We have 7 foreclosures in our area.  Sellers can’t sell their homes because their putting new houses on top of us.”

Other Business:

The Commission unanamoudly voted to demolition the following mobile homes near Shaw Road.  Shaw Heights mobile home park is surrounded on every side by the city.

1326 Davis Street (6 mobile homes)
1327 Davis Street  (1 mobile home)
5756 Peele Street (4 mobile homes)
5733 Peele Street (4 mobile homes)


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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".