Stanfield denies rezoning request for tract of land on Tucker Street

Published 2:28 pm Friday, February 4, 2022

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The Stanfield Board of Commissioners denied a recommendation to rezone a tract of land with three lots on Tucker Street from R-20 to R-15 following opposition from several members of the community.

Developer Wesley Jordan wanted the tract to be rezoned R-15 which would allow for more density. The land, which was divided into three lots last year, could further be divided into four lots for the construction of up to four additional homes.

Many of the residents during a public hearing, several of whom live on Tucker Street, were concerned that rezoning the land to add more houses would hurt Stanfield’s image as a small town.

Resident Scott Kiker told the commissioners that rezoning the land would interfere with the “aesthetics” of the road.

“Everybody seems to be good with changing things unless it’s your property or near you,” he said.

There are currently seven houses along Tucker Street, and several residents who spoke against the rezoning mentioned adding more houses would make things too crowded.

“Putting three or more houses on those lots is going to make our street congested and it’s going to look bad with houses that close to each other,” wrote Jack Gamble in a letter to the commissioners. “Me and my wife do not want a house 10 feet from our driveway and I know my neighbor to the left doesn’t want a house directly beside their building.

After a few minutes of back-and-forth discussion, zoning commissioner James Kluttz made the motion to deny the request, which was unanimously approved.

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Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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