Rezoning approved

Published 4:35 pm Friday, September 15, 2023

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WINTON – The Hertford County Board of Commissioners have approved a rezoning request that will allow an area along US 158 west of Winton to become a Commercial Highway District.

The 42-acre tract, owned by ASP Riversedge LLC, is located on the west side of the southbound exit ramp off US 13 (between the exit ramp and the new Hertford County Courthouse). That area was originally zoned as Residential/Agricultural.

The Hertford County Planning Board, at its Aug. 13 meeting, held a public hearing on the rezoning request where it heard from adjoining property owners.

Afterwards, the Planning Board approved the request and forwarded it to the commissioners for their final judgment.

The Planning Board agreed that the land is favorable for a Commercial Highway District, is favorable for all permitted uses in a CH Zone, is consistent with the CAMA Land Use Plan, and is an extension of an existing Commercial Highway District.

Commercial Highway zoning districts are generally located along major highways/roads. Permitted uses include mini storage facilities, public utilities, repair and storage of automobiles, trucks and agricultural implements, retail stores, sales and storage of fertilizer, peanuts, beans, and grains, motels, banks, barber/beauty shops, shoe repair, laundry/dry cleaning, restaurants, service stations, radio/TV repair shops, funeral homes, drive-ins, dispensing foods, radio and TV broadcasting stations, shopping centers, accessory use solar collectors, and towers.

Following a public hearing at its Sept. 5 meeting, the commissioners approved the rezoning request without objection.

Also at the Sept. 5 meeting, the commissioners agreed to hold a public hearing at 7:20 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18 regarding a CDBG infrastructure grant to build a new elevated water tank near Bonner Bridge Road and NC 42. That new tank, according to county officials, is needed to address issues with low water pressure along Early Station Road and Jernigan Airport Road. That public hearing is also scheduled to receive comments regarding a proposed new pump on the county’s elevated water tank located on NC 461.

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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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