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Albemarle council approves rezoning ordinance for new home development

The Albemarle City Council unanimously approved a rezoning ordinance which would allow for more single family homes to be built in the city.

The 1.16-acre vacant property on Anderson Road, which is about 50,575 square feet, will be rezoned from NBD (Neighborhood Business District) to the city’s newly-established R-15/Conservation Residential District. The parcel was recently subdivided from a daycare lot on the corner of Woodhurst Lane and Anderson Road.

Locust-based company W.J. Homes, LLC requested the rezoning which would subdivide the single lot into three single-family detached dwellings.

The R-15/Conservation Residential District, which was one of a number of new lot requirements that were approved by council earlier this year, is a low-density district of less than three units per acre, consisting primarily of single-family detached dwellings along with limited home occupations and private and public community uses.

The property is not on a regulated floodplain but is located within a regulated watershed.

The city’s Planning and Zoning Board held a public hearing about the rezoning request April 1 and unanimously recommended City Council approval.

After no one spoke during a public hearing, the council approved the ordinance.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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