The Guilford County Planning Board will meet Wednesday, March 10 to hold four public hearings on four proposed rezonings across the county.   

Anyone who wants to complain or show their support can voice their opinion when the board meets at 6 p.m. at the NC Cooperative Extension-Agricultural Center at 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro.

The meeting notice states that the board may consider other matters that evening as well.

Due to the continuing pandemic, the county is allowing only limited in-person speaking – meant for those who can’t attend virtually – and the board will also take input from those sitting at home in front of their computers.

One hearing will be to consider rezoning 30 acres of land at 7662 NC 61 North from Agricultural and Residential (RS-30) to Agricultural.  That land is on the east side of the highway – about 3,000 feet north of its intersection with Turner Smith Road.

If you’re wondering why the county has to “rezone” land that’s already zoned Agricultural to an Agricultural designation – well, they don’t really rezone that  part of the land.  The reason they write it up that way is that it’s just easier legally to refer to the change in that manner than it is to do all the paperwork to break up land into separate sections and then proceed.

At the March 10 meeting, the board will also hold a hearing for rezoning just over six acres from Agricultural and Highway Business to Agricultural.  That land is on the north side of Alamance Church Road, roughly 500 feet east from that road’s intersection with Old Julian Road,

In another case, the board will consider a proposed rezoning of two acres of land at 5721 Porterfield Road from Agricultural to Residential (RS-40).  These two acres are on the north side of Porterfield Road, 1,000 feet east of that road’s intersection with Friendship Church Road.

In the only other public hearing on the agenda that night, the board will consider a proposed rezoning of just over four acres at 4075 Wiley Davis Road from Residential (RS-40) to Light Industrial. That land is on the east side of Wiley Davis Road, about 3500 feet northeast of the intersection of Groometown Road.  This proposed rezoning is inconsistent with the county’s Southern Area Plan, so, if this one is approved, an area plan amendment to the Southern Area Plan would be required by the Planning Board.

The March 10 meeting room at the agricultural center will be “open only for the public unable to participate virtually.” The limited seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis – with social distancing guidelines in place.

The public hearing agenda is available for review at commissions/planning-board.

 Comments to the board can also be made in writing, for up to 24 hours after the meeting, through emails to

Anyone who wants to participate virtually must register by 5:30 p.m. on March 10 at the following web address:

After registering, the planning department will send an email confirming the registration.  That email will include information about joining the webinar.