Sanford – City Council to Vote to rezone 419 Acres for New Development

Public hearings for three new development projects are on the agenda for the city council’s Tuesday meeting.

Work on the Village of Cumnock neighborhood will continue as the city council considers a request to rezone 419 acres of land off N.C. 421. Earlier this month, the city council annexed 260 acres of land where N.C. 421 intersects Deep River, and south of Cotten Road, for the project.

On Tuesday, the city council will consider a plan for the neighborhood that breaks it into three sections: West, East 1, and East 2. If approved, the West section would allow for a mix of residential and non-residential development including townhomes, apartments, single-family homes, offices and institutions. Ten percent of the area would be reserved for R-10 homes and another 10% for R-12 homes.

The developer would have to submit a detailed site plan for approval by the city council and follow an array of other conditions including leaving a buffer zone around Deep River and the prohibition of landfills.

The East 1 section of the Village of Cumnock would contain single family homes with a minimum lot size of 6,000-square-feet. The lots would comply with R-6 zoning standards including 20-foot front and rear setbacks.

The East 2 section has identical zoning conditions, with the added provision that there will be a buffer around the flood zone next to Big Buffalo Creek and the developers will reserve space for a future, 40-foot greenway trail along the creek.

Also Tuesday, the city council will consider an application by Audentes Therapeutics to rezone its site in Central Carolina Enterprise Park to install a 184-square-foot sign off Colon Road, as opposed to the 80-square-foot sign currently allowed.

Finally, there is an application by Lee County to rezone 1 acre of land on Douglas Drive to allow for the construction of a new parking lot for the County of Lee Transit System, or COLTS.

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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".