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Port Terminal request before planning board


The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A request to rezone a 17-acre lot off of Port Terminal Road near east 10th Street to accommodate multi-family residential development or other possible new uses is among two items before the Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission tonight.

The lot is located just north of 10th Street and east of Port Teminal in an area that is mostly occupied single-family homes, some commercial development and a masonry business. The area is largely undeveloped and sits near the Tar River. It is adjacent to lots once occupied by Cliff’s Seafood.

Happy Trail Farms LLC is asking the planning board to recommend approval of its request to rezone the lot from from RA20 (Residential-Agricultural) to R6A-RU-(Residential Medium Density) Restricted Residential Overlay District.

The new zoning would allow for a greater flexibility in the types of residential developments that could be built on the property in addition to other types of institutional development, recreational and other uses.

The developer did not specify how the land would be developed. The city planning staff reported the request is in compliance with land-use plans and recommends approval. The City Council has final say in the matter. 

The board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers in City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St. 

The board also is scheduled to hear a request by Ocean Reef Investments LLC to rezone about four acres of land on the southeastern corner of the intersection of MacGregor Downs Road and B’s BBQ Road. The developer would like to change the zoning from MO (Medical-Office) to CG (General Commercial). The area is adjacent to several residential developments, a hotel and open land.

Fifth Street to close

Crews will close East Fifth Street just east of Reade Street on Monday for an extended period due to work on the Town Creek Culvert project. Detours will be posted. 

The closed section of East Fourth Street between South Holly Street and Reade Street is scheduled to reopen by Friday.