Thank you for your editorial regarding the Pinehurst Village Council’s failure to take action on the needed zoning change to allow Pinehurst Medical to construct a medical building on the corner of McCaskill Road and Rattlesnake Trail.

When I first read about the request by Pinehurst Medical, I thought that would be an ideal location for such a facility since office buildings are permitted there under current zoning.

The objection by a few individuals based on increased traffic didn’t make sense. If other types of offices are allowed, they will likely cause increased traffic more so than a medical building. A medical office being proposed would not likely have evening or weekend traffic.

Secondly, most of the traffic to the medical center would likely enter and exit through N.C. 211.  Thirdly, the Community Center currently under construction at Rattlesnake Trail and 211 and scheduled for opening this fall, will create considerably more traffic seven days and evenings a week.

Pinehurst Medical indicated very quickly after making the request that they were moving in another direction. Apparently, the council didn’t show them the courtesy that consideration of the request would be given. When you consider that Pinehurst Medical is one of the largest employers in Pinehurst and growing in numbers of employees, their lack of action is a big failure.  

Gene Jacobs, Pinehurst

(1) comment

Kevin Drum

I agree with you completely - I wish I would have had an oppurtunity to vote yes for it - but I didn't. I was very disappointed they didnt come back to the village council because I thought it was a great outcome expecialy wiht the extra landscaping they volunteered to do to make it fit witht he character of the village.

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