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Long-standing business gets rezoning approval

Retail landmark on N.C. 150 now has a unified zoning designation providing clearer options for the business and property. /Lee Sullivan

MOORESVILLE – With a light agenda, the Mooresville town board’s latest session did, once again, involve a zoning designation adjustment.

In a 4-1 vote – Commissioner Thurman Houston was absent – with Commissioner Lisa Qualls opposed after referencing uncertainties about what type of development could occur, the board provided a unified zoning designation for acreage on N.C. 150 that has housed the Nelson Royal’s western wear store for half a century.

Owner David Combs sought Conditional Community Commercial zoning for the entire, mostly vacant 6.9-acre site previously regulated by a mix of commercial and residential designations that posed potential hardships for marketing the business and property.

The town’s planning board had endorsed the change and, at the town board meeting, Commissioner Bobby Compton made the motion to make the change, saying the zoning adjustment better aligned with adopted town visions for N.C. 150 as a mostly commercial corridor.

Also at the March 6 meeting, the board authorized fire and rescue personnel to seek a $649,000 Assistance for Firefighters Grant to help with the acquisition of portable radios and a breathing apparatus compressor. If the grant is received, the town’s required “matching fund” amount would be around $13,000.

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