Ahoskie approves rezoning request

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 18, 2004

AHOSKIE – Acting upon a recommendation from the Planning Board, the Ahoskie Town Council unanimously agreed here last week to rezone land on North Catherine Street in order to open-up residential development.

Recently, Mrs. Jessie Holloman made the request to the Planning Board, asking for two parcels to be rezoned from their current Light Industrial status to Residential.

After hearing her plea, the Planning Board recommended adding five move lots to the original request. Those five were also zoned Light Industrial and are wooded lots bound on the west side by the railroad tracks.

In his presentation to Ahoskie’s elected leaders, Town Manager Russell Overman said prospective buyers of the lots would enjoy having a natural vegetative buffer between the railroad tracks and the residence, if they so desired to have a buffer.

All of the rezoned property is on the west side of the 900 block of North Catherine Street, located between the Owens Moving and Storage building (the old pickle plant) and Snipes Street.

Prior to recording their unanimous vote in favor of the request, Town Council members were informed there was no opposition voiced during the Planning Board meeting or has there been any negative response since the other five lots were added.