Rezoning Suggested for De-Annexed Area
Property recently de-annexed from the town of Robbins is being recommended for rezoning by the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
The Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend approval to the commissioners.
The recommendation, voted on Thursday, calls for an amendment to the county zoning map, changing the 1.48-acre tract at 13028 NC 24-27 to Rural Business. The change is needed because the property was previously located within the Robbins town limits and covered by the town zoning ordinance.
Rural Business zoning will enable the owner of a convenience store on the tract to secure ABC licensure to sell beer. The property is in Bensalem Township, where earlier this year voters approved a referendum issue allowing the sale of beer and unfortified wine. In a 2008 referendum, Robbins voters approved the sale of wine but not beer or mixed beverages.
Gene Lewis owns the property and leases the store operation to Randy Merritt.
The de-annexation was approved through local legislation passed by the 2009 session of the General Assembly.
In other business, the Planning Board approved a conditional use permit for an accessory dwelling unit, a manufactured home, on a five-acre tract at 310 Aiken Road, near Vass. The property, zoned Rural Equine, is owned by Charles Hines.
The board also voted unanimously to recommend approval of proposed text amendments to the zoning ordinance. The amendments will go to the county commissioners for final approval.
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