Cumberland County Commissioners Update – February

The following public hearings were approved as they pertain to local real estate.

Case P17-06 – rezoning of 43.23 acres from A1 Agricultural & CD Conservancy District to R30 Residential.

Location:  1440 Canady Pond Road
Owner:  Charles T. Gardner


  • 2016 – property was purchased for development of a solar farm
  • Rezoning is now for high quality residential construction
  • There will only be (1) entrance into Canady Pond
  • Wooded buffer around property is proposed
  • $250,000 – $325,000 houses proposed

What Was Said: (Developer) “We’re not gonna put no junk there in Gray’s Creek…growth is happening and most property owners agree.”

Melvin Welkins (resident) – “I’m retired military…I tried to get away and retire at a quiet place.  Forty homes on a country road, your building another community in a community.  You’re messing up our quality of life.  There will be 40 wells…are we going to run out of water?”

The R40/CD PASSED with Commissioner Keefe voting in opposition.

Case P17-04 – rezoning of 2.80 acres from R6A Residential to C(P) Planned Commercial.
Location:  southwest quadrant of the NC HWY 295 Murchison Road off-ramp and NC HWY 210 (Murchison Road), north of Bernadine Street
Owner:  Lateon Still
Agents:  Lori Epler & Ralph Huff


  • Sewer is 1,900 feet away
  • $200,000 – $400,000 to bring sewer if this is annexed
  • Currently there are 11 section 8 housing units on the property
  • Give them time to move out
  • After move, property will be cleared out, raised, grassed and seeded
  • Ideas for the property to include (Sheets gas station or hotel)

The rezoning PASSED unanimously.






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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".