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South Boston planners move towards changes in property zoning

SoVaNow.com / March 17, 2014
The South Boston Planning Commission on Wednesday evening recommended that a public hearing be held at their April meeting on a request to change the zoning of properties — from Seymour Drive to the railroad track from B-2 general business to B-4 general business which includes light industrial use.

The change which allows for light industrial usage in the area was sought by several local business owners including Garland Ricketts of Oval Engineering, David Myers of South Boston Memorials, Avis Sutherland of Dan River Windows and Morgan Miller, whose property had earlier been zoned M-1.

Planners also added a request from Poo and Lucien Roberts to rezone a parcel of land adjacent to Halifax Regional Hospital to Educational and Institutional which is the zoning of the adjacent hospital property.

The other zoning change which was requested was the extension of the B-2 general business zone from Halifax Square Shopping Center to the property to its north owned by the Church of God.

Zoning Administrator Ted Daniel said he and his staff have worked with the property owners to see that their needs are met and he believes everyone is happy with the proposed changes.

All of these requests for rezoning will be discussed during the April public hearing before Planning Commission members.

Action on two other rezoning requests will be delayed for a month in order to have time for more details to be completed. Those requests involve property owned by Stanley Jeffress and Ellen Kent on Parker Avenue and John Cannon and Ward Burton in the Riverdale District. Public hearings are expected to be set for the Planners May meeting on those two requests.

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