If you’re one of those people who like to sit back on Tuesday evenings and watch Greensboro City Council meetings, this week you’d be a day late and no telling how many dollars short.

The City Council is meeting a day earlier than originally scheduled because the dedication of the Holocaust Memorial Monument, “She Wouldn’t Take Off Her Boots,” is being held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 in LeBauer Park.

The monthly business meeting of the Greensboro City Council will be held Monday, April 17 beginning at 4:30 p.m.  However, the start time can be confusing.  The public portion of the meeting will begin no earlier than 5:30 p.m.  The City Council plans to call the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m. and immediately go into closed session.  The council reconvenes, for the public portion of the meeting, at 5:30 p.m., or later if the closed session runs long.

While the City Council continues to add more business items to the agenda for the first meeting of the month, the second meeting is when public hearings are held on annexations, zoning and rezoning requests.

The April 17 meeting is somewhat unusual in that the agenda includes three rezoning requests and three annexation and original zoning requests.  In past months the requests for annexation and original zoning have outnumbered the rezoning requests.

Increasing the population density in Greensboro has been one of the stated goals of the City Council. However, annexation and original zoning does the opposite.

Two of the three rezoning requests would comply with the goal of increasing density.

One request is to rezone about 25 acres at 4209-R1 Summit Avenue from Conditional District Residential Multi-family – 8 (CD-RM-8) and Office (0) to Conditional District – Residential Multi-family – 12 (CD-RM-12) with the condition that the site be limited to 300 residential dwelling units.

The other is to rezone 10.7 acres at 3307, 3309 and 3401-YY Yanceyville St. from Residential Single Family – 5 (R-5) to Conditional District – Residential Multi-family – 26 (CD-RM-26) with the condition that the site be limited to 216 residential dwelling units.