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Faith to hold public hearing for unwanted proposed business

Although Faith’s zoning board recommended that a rezoning request for a 1.46 acre property at the intersection of Crescent Road on Faith Road be denied, the board of aldermen called for a public hearing concerning the matter.

Although the name of the business has not been officially released, neighbors say they’ve been told it would be a Dollar General.

Lindsey Hobbs, planning administrator, recommended the public hearing because of the large amount of interest the public has shown in the rezoning request.

The town’s last two regular business meetings have been highly attended by citizens opposed to developing the parcel of land because of its close proximity to residential homes.

The zoning request was initially denied because there weren’t enough parking spaces included on the plan. The developer added the required number of spaces and resubmitted the plan for the planning board’s June 23 meeting. The planning board, once again, voted to deny the request.

“The planning board voted to deny the request based on the town’s original vision for the area and the absence of any significant change in the character of the area which would warrant this change,” the planning memo submitted to the board of aldermen stated.

“I think it would be appropriate to have a public hearing and let the public speak,” Hobbs said.

The board agreed, and decided to set a date and time for the meeting.

“I would suggest we get a bigger place than this,” Mayor Todd Peeler said.

The board set a tentative date for Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. in Faith’s Legion building. A definite date will be set and advertised in the Salisbury Post.

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