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MINUTES OF THE BURLINGTON PLANNING
AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING
January 22, 2007
Council Chamber, Burlington Municipal
CITY MEMBERS: EXTRATERRITORIAL MEMBERS:
George Byrd, Chairman, Absent Bud Apple, Present
Paul Cobb, Secretary, Present Richard Franks, Present
John Black, Present Earl Jaggers, Present
Lynn Cowan, Present Jim Johnson, Present
Elder Greg Hargrave, Present Ellis Piper, Absent
Gordon Millspaugh, Present Bob Ware, Absent
Robert R. Harkrader, Planning Director
Susan Taylor, Assistant Planning Director
David Beal, Assistant Director of Planning
Haywood Cloud, Zoning/Subdivision
Dianne Fogleman, Office Assistant
NO. 1: In the absence of Chairman Byrd, Commission Secretary Cobb called
the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
NO. 2: Minutes of the meeting held December 18, 2006, were unanimously
approved. This was a City and
ITEM NO. 3: Mr. Jeff
Mitchell, representing Mitchell Roofing, Inc., presented an application to
rezone from R-6, Residential District, to B-2, General Business District, the
property located on the northeast corner of Durham Street Extension and
Riverview Drive approximately 660 feet northeast of Pride Avenue and being as
shown on Alamance County Tax Map 12-30, a portion Lot 6. The remainder of the lot is currently zoned
This was a City item.
Staff recommended approval of the
request for rezoning on the basis that it would be an appropriate extension of
existing B-2 zoning.
Commission Member Hargrave made a
motion to recommend approval of the request for rezoning. John Black seconded the motion. The Commission voted unanimously to
recommend approval of the request for rezoning.
The Commission found that the zoning
change as requested would not adversely affect the adjoining property and would
be in keeping with land use planning in the area. The Commission recommended that the official zoning map and the
Comprehensive Land Use Plan be amended to reflect the change.
ITEM NO. 4: Staff
presented an application to rezone City-owned properties from B-1, Neighborhood
Business District, to R-6, Residential District. The properties are located on the east side of Rauhut Street
between Key and Dudley Streets as shown on Alamance County Tax Map 62-270, Lots
24, 26, 33, 33A and 34.
Staff recommended approval of the
request for rezoning. Planning Director
Harkrader stated that R-6 would be consistent with surrounding residential
zoning and that the property in all likelihood would be marketed for housing.
Commission Member Hargrave asked if the
City would be developing the property.
Mr. Harkrader stated that the City
would possibly work with non-profit agencies such as Habitat for Humanity in
the development of the property. He
introduced Ms. Susan Taylor, Assistant Planning Director, who is involved with
the City’s Community Development program.
Mr. Harkrader explained that City Council could place the development of
the property into the private sector, work with a non-profit agency in its
development or decide to sell the lots.
Elder Hargrave commented that
residential development would be appropriate for the property.
Commission Member Black made a motion
to recommend approval of the request for rezoning. Gordon Millspaugh seconded
the motion. The Commission voted
unanimously to recommend approval of the request for rezoning.
There being no further business to discuss,
the meeting was adjourned at 7:04 p.m.
George A. Byrd, Jr., Chairman
Paul E. Cobb, Jr., Secretary