Board okays rezoning

By Keith Strange

August 22, 2014

DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Commissioners unanimously gave the nod to a proposed rezoning that will clear the way for a new business in the county.

While no business was named, County Planner Kim Bates told the board Monday that the rezoning involved creating a new parcel in the county.

“This involves two pieces of property located on Highway 601 just this side of the Interstate 74 interchange,” he said. “The property owners are proposing to take two large parcels and make one parcel a little over an acre.”

The property owners, Blue Ridge Environmental Committee, asked to rezone the new parcel from residential/agriculture to highway business.

Bates told the board the county’s planning board recommended approval of the application.

No one spoke during a public hearing on the proposal, and following the closing of the hearing, the board approved the rezoning application on a motion by Commissioner Paul Johnson with a second by Commissioner Larry Phillips.

Keith Strange can be reached at 336-415-4698 or via Twitter @strangereporter.