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City Council to discuss ordinance requests, acquisition of property

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Karen Eckert
The Daily Reflector

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pet groomers will be able able to set up shop in more places throughout Greenville if a zoning ordinance is approved at today's regularly scheduled City Council meeting at 6 p.m.

Before the council votes, the general public will have the opportunity to discuss the pet-grooming ordinance and four others during the public hearing segment of the meeting.

Several ordinance requests, including the one about pet grooming facilities, were made and unanimously approved at the Sept. 17 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Previously, pet grooming services were listed under the heading of "personal services not listed" and required the business owner to obtain a special-use permit from the city's Board of Adjustment.

The other ordinance requests to be discussed today are:

■ Happy Trail Farms wants to rezone less than an acre of property between West Arlington Boulevard and Spring Forest Road from medical-general commercial to medical-resident (high density multi-family) zoning.

■ University Medical Park North wants to rezone 1.13 acres located along the western right-of-way of Moye Boulevard and north of West Fifth Street from medical-office to general commercial.

■ Liberty Free Will Baptist Church wants to rezone 18.5 acres located at the southeastern corner of the intersection of N.C. 43 West and Martin Luther King Jr. Highway from residential-agricultural to heavy commercial.

■ The Planning and Development Services Department seeks to amend the city code by changing the use of "recording studio" by renaming it "digital broadcast studio," adding a definition, additional standards and permissible zoning districts.

Also scheduled for a public hearing is a resolution to close an alleyway located on the east side of Cedar Lane and south of East 10th Street.

Among other business, the council will vote on whether to approve acquisition of property (land and building) at 430 Bonners Lane, near the Imperial Tobacco site. The city has an option contract to purchase the property for $101,200. The planned use of the property is for economic development purposes as the land is adjacent to or near numerous city-owned properties including the Imperial Tobacco site. The current owner of the property is Miracle Deliverance Holiness Church.

Tonight's meeting will take place at in the City Hall Council Chambers, 200 W. Fifth St.

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