Committee to discuss rezoning that could affect new Waffle House
SALISBURY – A Salisbury Planning Board committee will consider a rezoning request by the Brooklyn-South Square neighborhood at 8:45 a.m. Monday.
The committee, which will make a recommendation to the full Planning Board, will meet at 132 N. Main St. in the first floor conference room. The meeting is open to the public.
Neighborhood leaders have asked the city to rezone 35 parcels, including the former Jade Express lot where Waffle House plans to build a new restaurant.
They spoke out during Tuesday’s Planning Board meeting against adding another 24-hour business to the fragile neighborhood, where crime has been a problem for years.
If approved, the rezoning would require Waffle House to obtain a special use permit from the city before opening.
Others at the meeting, including people who own some of the commercial property included in the request, criticized the neighborhood for pursuing the rezoning.
The board sent the issue to committee for further study.
If Waffle House receives city and county construction permits before the full Planning Board votes on the rezoning, the restaurant will be grandfathered in regardless of what members decide.
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