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Subdivision legislative hearing set for April 11

A panoramic view of property being considered for rezoning on Swampfox Hwy East, above, and a map of the property. below.


     Another step towards what could be Tabor City’s biggest subdivision ever takes place before the Tabor City Council in less than two weeks.

     A “legislative hearing” to review “future land use map and zoning map amendment” is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, at the beginning of council’s regular monthly meeting at The Ritz Center downtown.

     Council and the town Planning Board have heard arguments for, and concerns about the 92-unit subdivision proposed for just off Swampfox Hwy East near the town limits for several months.

     Earlier this month the planning board voted approval of a request from Carolina Beach based Shuttleworth, Inc. to rezone the 47 acre tract just across the highway from Tabor Landing Apartments from agricultural use to mixed use, and to change the town’s zoning map to reflect that change.

     Joining Shuttleworth in the zoning change request is “property owner, the Cox family,” an advertising for the hearing (on Page 6 today) says.

     State law has changed in recent years, and this is the first time a subdivision has been proposed for Tabor City since those new procedures were put in place, Town Manager Al Leonard said previously.

     Procedures now require the legislative hearing set for April 11. Adjacent property owners and others with concerns may address council then.

     For much more on this story see this week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.