Ask Us: What is property at Kesler, Statesville boulevards?

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 4, 2019

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CLEVELAND — A reader asked about a property at the intersection of Kesler Road and Statesville Boulevard that they noted looks like some sort of dumping ground with a berm around it.

“I know exactly where that is,” said Ed Muire, Rowan County planning and development director.

The property falls in Cleveland’s zoning jurisdiction, Muire said. The property owner is Tim Ladowski.

The site is being used for heavy recycling, said Kelly Rodgers, zoning administrator for Cleveland. Things like pallets and concrete can be crushed and reused.

The site is zoned for heavy industrial use, so the recycling use is permitted, Rodgers said. In fact, Ladowski did a site plan review with zoning officials before moving forward with the recycling plans.