Last updated: June 17. 2014 3:46PM - 1351 Views
By Keith Strange kstrange@civitasmedia.com

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DOBSON — A move by the Surry County Board of Commissioners Monday night could pave the way for a new Dollar General store in the county.

Following a public hearing where no one spoke against the proposal, the board unanimously agreed to rezone a 1.2 acre portion of a 5.75 acre lot on Pine Street for highway business use, paving the way for the new store.

The move came after County Planner Kim Bates told the board the county’s planning board recommended approval of the general use rezoning.

“There are no concerns or questions,” he said.

The property, located at 2586 West Pine Street just west of North Surry High School, was previously zoned residential restricted, and Bates said the rezoning will allow any businesses consistent with highway business.

North Wilkesboro-based applicants Venture Properties told the board they intend to build a Dollar General on the site.

“While it is not required, we plan on doing some architectural upgrades to make it look a little better,” said Shea Davis, project partner with the group.

Bates said once the property is rezoned the developers can do what they wish with the property as long as it’s allowed in the highway business zone.

“It’s looking like it’s going to be a Dollar General store,” he said. “But because it was a general use rezoning anything allowed in a highway business zone is permitted.”

Keith Strange can be reached at 336-719-1929 or via Twitter @strangereporter.

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