Stanfield to hold public hearing next month for update to town’s Land Use Plan

Stanfield will hold a public hearing next month to discuss whether to approve an updated Land Use Plan for the town.

The plan, which was submitted by the Land Use Committee and the Planning and Zoning Board after about five years of engaging with the community, calls for eight changes from the current land use plan, which was adopted in 2007.

Commissioner James Kluttz presented and explained each of the proposed changes to the council at the town’s September meeting:

  • All Nance Road properties west of Conveyor Beltway to be LDR (low density residential);
  • All Nance Road properties between Conveyor Beltway and Renee Ford Road to be Industrial;
  • All additional Oak Street properties to be zoned HDR (high density residential);
  • Entire block between North Love Chapel, West Stanly, Ash and West Cabarrus to be CBD (central business district);
  • Increase commercial zoning along N.C. Highway 200 south between Charlotte Street and Sunset Lake Road;
  • Add commercial zoning on the east side of N.C. Highway 200 just south of the railroad tracks and over to Big Lick Road. Also add more commercial zoning along the railroad;
  • Reconfigure commercial zoning on the large parcel across from Willow Creek Drive; and
  • All properties south of railroad tracks on Renee Ford Road will be LDR (low density residential).

The council will vote on each of the eight proposed changes during the next council meeting on Oct. 7. Once the land use map has been approved, a written plan will be updated and presented to the planning and zoning board no later than the second monthly meeting held after council approves of the map.