Dance studio, auto shop on agenda

Published 9:46 am Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Cumberland County Planning Commission is set to have public hearings on several projects Monday, including a proposed auto repair shop and a dance studio.

The commission meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Cumberland County Community Center on Anderson Highway.

The first hearing concerns a conditional use permit to open an automotive repair shop called Rt. 606 Truck & Auto.

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According to the commission meeting board packet, applicant Willie Bullock is interested in converting his shop at 6533 Blenheim Road into a commercial garage.

The permit would include three conditions, according to the meeting board packet, which includes meeting all local, state and federal regulations, having no more than 10 vehicles sitting outside the shop at one time, and enforcing noise restrictions between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily.

“At all times, noise and sound levels must not disturb residents of adjacent properties,” the application cited.

The second public hearing concerns a rezoning request at the north side of Anderson Highway, on approximately 17 acres near the intersection of Oak Forest Road from Residential-2 to Business-1 to open a dance studio.

“The proposed rezoning is located on family land that the applicant has been planning on developing for a few years,” Planning and Zoning Director J.P. Duncan said in the meeting board packet. The application was submitted by Chana Hamilton and the land is owned by Barbara L. Price.

“The current plan is to build a dance studio on the property with the possibility of opening a convenience store and a restaurant later on,” Duncan said.

The last public hearing is to rezone 1.5 acres of the total 24.76 acres where Price is Right Mini Storage is located. The storage facility is located at 235 Raines Tavern Road.

“A mini-storage warehouse was built on this property around 20 years ago,” Duncan said. “The owner would like to subdivide this parcel to separate the dwelling from the mini-storage warehouse. This rezoning would allow for such subdivision as well as bring the property into compliance with Cumberland County Code. Currently the use is considered legal nonconforming as mini-storage warehouse is not an allowed use in the A-2 zoning district.”

The owner is Marion R. Coblentz.

The meeting is also set to continue discussions on proposed amendments to the county’s festival policies and setback and road frontages policies. These proposed policies were addressed at the February planning commission meeting. Commission members voted to table the policies to the March meeting for further discussion.