The Greensboro City Council will hold its one business meeting of the month on Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Katie Dorsett Council Chamber.

Since the City Council decided to go from two to one business meetings a month, that business meeting has tended to be lengthy, and with over 50 items currently on the agenda, it appears the April business meeting will be no exception.

Greensboro, like many other cities across the country, is in the midst of a serious housing shortage and this agenda, which includes three requests for annexation and original residential zoning, could be a step toward providing some relief.

Mayor Nancy Vaughan has noted several times that one day last month there were only 80 houses for sale in Greensboro.  Considering how quickly houses are being sold in Greensboro, by the end of the day that number could have been significantly reduced.

However, at the April 19 meeting the City Council will consider annexation and original residential zoning for a total of about 229 acres with the possible addition of about 787 new dwelling units.  This is vastly different from the business meeting on Feb. 15 when there were no rezoning or annexation and original zoning requests on the agenda.

The annexation and original zoning request for Randleman Road and Coefield Road is for Planned Unit Development (PUD) original zoning of 109 acres with the maximum number of dwelling units set at 418.  According to the staff report, this development will have a mix of housing types.

There is also an annexation and request for original zoning of Conditional District Residential Single Family-5 (CD-R-5) for 112 acres on US 29 with a maximum of 300 single-family homes.

And there is a request for annexation and original zoning of 8.5 acres at 138 Felmingfield Road to Conditional District-Residential Multi-family-12 (DC-RM-12) with a maximum of 69 multifamily dwelling units.