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City Council to consider permit for adult day care



Staff Writer


Whether to grant approval for an adult day care facility will be up for consideration by the Lincolnton City Council during its meeting Thursday evening.

A public hearing will first be conducted on the conditional-use permit request from Serenity Adult Day Facility, LLC, prior to a vote.

As the Times-News previously reported, the company is proposing that the day care operate out of Hesed House of Hope, located at 100 Ann Gaither Court off of East Lincoln Street, during the morning and afternoon hours.

The property would continue to operate as a homeless shelter at night.

The city’s Planning Board recommended approval of the request during its meeting last month.

Planning Director Laura Simmons said at the time that she did not believe any major renovations would have to take place at the facility.

Also during Thursday’s meeting, the City Council will receive an update on the proposed infill development site on Court Square in downtown.

Council members previously gave the go-ahead to Business and Community Development Director Brad Guth to move forward with a Request for Proposals (RFP) for interested developers to transform the city-owned property, located at 103 E. Sycamore Street, into office, retail or residential space.

The initiative to bring in the mixed-use project is in collaboration with the Downtown Development Association, with the intended goal of creating jobs, increasing tax revenues and enhancing downtown.

Other items on the meeting’s agenda include the recognition of the 2012-2013 Lincolnton Student Advisory Council members, an update on the inventory of street signage regarding the speed limits on city-maintained streets, an update on Phase III of the Marcia H. Cloninger Rail-Trail Project, discussion of an offer from Tabernacle of Blessings to purchase city-owned property, located at 1201 E. Catawba St., and a monthly financial report from City Manager Jeff Emory.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall and is open to the public.

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