The property at 468 Ridge Road was annexed into Town in 1987, with zoning that generally allows churches, public meeting and assembly facilities, a daycare and/or a parochial school. Other uses would require the property to go through a rezoning process, with public hearings to determine uses in the best interest of the community.
Over the past few years, Town staff has received general questions from the landowner or other developers about the property, but no formal application to rezone it has been submitted. Recent inquires have included rezoning to allow a self-storage facility; adding a car repair function to the existing home on the property; or rezoning for general business/commercial uses. In response to these inquiries, Town staff provided information that these industrial and commercial uses are not considered compatible with the surrounding residential uses. The process to take forward any of these proposals - including neighborhood meetings and public hearings - was explained, but the interested parties have never moved forward with an application.
Staff is not aware of any inquiries to rezone the property to allow a public park, which is a use that is compatible with the surrounding residential neighborhoods. Town Council makes the decision on applications for rezoning.
Published April 20, 2022