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Zoning issues coming before county commissioners

 

ELIZABETH HEFFNER

Staff Writer

 

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold public hearings on Monday to consider several rezoning and permit requests.

Applicant Ralph Dickson is requesting to rezone a 0.92 acre parcel from General Industrial to Neighborhood Business. The property is located at 4110 N. NC 16 Highway, on the north side of N.C. 16 Business and the west side of Denver Industrial Park Drive in the Catawba Springs Township.

The American Marine Liquidators, Inc. are requesting a conditional use permit that would allow them to sell boats and cars in the General Industrial district in the Eastern Lincoln Development District. The 16 acre property is located at 4879 N. NC 16 Highway, on the south side of N.C. 16 Business and the west side of Burnwood Trail in the Catawba Springs Township.

County Commissioners and Planning Board committee members will hear a request for a conditional use permit to allow the use of the high-density option in the WS-IV Critical Area of the Catawba/Lake Norman Watershed.

The applicant, Dr. Matt Motteler, is proposing to expand an office building and add parking. A high-density option would then allow the development to have a built-upon surface area covering up to 50 percent of the site through the use of engineered storm water controls. The 0.9 acre parcel is located at 623 N. N.C. 16 Highway, on the west side of N.C. 16 Business in the Catawba Springs Township.

County Commissioners will also hold a public hearing and vote on the approval of the N.C. 16/ N.C. 150 Small Area Plan. Since July 2013, the Lincoln County Board of Commissions have been working on a plan for the future development and transportation needs at the interchange of N.C. 16 and N.C. 150.

According to Lincoln County’s government website, plans for development on the Catawba County side of the interchange have already been submitted and approved. County Commissioners are seeking input from property owners and interested citizens to help guide what type of development they would like to see on the Lincoln County side of the interchange. Planning efforts thus far have considered current transportation conditions and development to help guide future land uses and offer solutions for the existing transportation network.

Other items on the agenda include:

A public hearing regarding the Abandoned Structure Ordinance.

A motion to proceed with the concept and planning sewer upgrades and improvements to Forney Creek Pump Station 15.

A motion to terminate two lease agreements for Adult Community Corrections Office Space.

An update on progress made thus far with Rescue Squad Park.

The joint meeting and public hearings will be held on the third floor of the Citizens Center in Lincolnton on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in more information should contact the Lincoln County Planning and Inspections Department at (704) 736-8440.

 

 

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