Windsor Council approves rezoning

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 17, 2005

WINDSOR – Integra Development Partners will likely proceed with building an apartment project at 1514 South King Street.

The Windsor Board of Commissioners approved the rezoning of the parcel Thursday morning after Integra and citizens of the area reached a compromise.

At the regular April meeting of the town board, citizens came to a public hearing to express concern over the rezoning of the property.

The Windsor Planning Board denied the rezoning request on its second hearing after citizens opposed the change. The first hearing had to be thrown out because of a clerical error in the advertising.

The Board did not make a decision at the first meeting because a pair of Commissioners were absent and board policy required a full board.

At the end of the meeting, officials with Integra indicated they intended to use the property no matter whether or not the rezoning was approved.

James Mace, who was one of two representatives, said the company would use the property for a mobile home subdivision if the apartment complex was denied.

The Windsor Board intended to rule on the issue on April 19 in a reconvened meeting, but delayed it again as citizens and Integra met to discuss the possibility of the apartment complex.

Thursday morning, Mayor Bob Spivey said there had been a resolution to the situation.

&uot;The citizens in the area have passed along that they have no objections,&uot; Spivey said. &uot;I have also talked to the (planning board) chair and most of the other planning board members and they are agreed that they support overriding their decision.

&uot;They support the action we are taking to support Mr. (Bill) Cramer,&uot; he added. &uot;They ruled based on public opinion at the time.&uot;

On a motion by Commissioner Charles W.D. Fulk that was seconded by Commissioner Hoyt Cooper, the Board voted unanimously to rezone a portion of the property from R-75 to R-10MH. They also voted to allow multi-family dwellings in R-10MH. That vote came on a motion by Commissioner Jimmy Hoggard and seconded by Commissioner Bob Brown.