Rezoning highlights Whiteville agenda Tuesday
By Allen Turner, The News Reporter
A request to rezone a three-acre parcel of property at 315 Washington Street from residential to office and institutional will be the main order of business for a regular meeting of the Whiteville City Council that gets underway Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at 24 Hill Plaza.
A public hearing on the zoning request will be held early in the meeting and council is expected to make a final decision on the matter later during the meeting. Property owner Juanita Stanley says the land is adjoined on three sides by parcels already zoned for commercial use.
The property is located immediately to the rear of the former Arby’s location, KFC and a property formerly used for a gas station in the southwest corner of the intersection of Washington Street and Powell Boulevard. The city’s planning board and planning staff have recommended that the zoning request be approved.
Council also will consider an application by American Legion Post 233 to adopt West Whiteville Park under the city’s “Adopt-a-Park” program. If the application is approved, the American Legion Post would agree to conducting at least four maintenance sessions per year and holding an event to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month. Also to be considered will be a staff request that council cancel its regularly scheduled July 23 meeting in order to allow an orderly completion of the move into the new city hall. —Allen Turner (Publisher’s Note: City Councilman Justin Smith is editor of The News Reporter. To avoid any conflict of interest, he has no role in this newspaper’s coverage of Whiteville city government.)