The Guilford County Planning Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 11 at 6. p.m. to conduct two public hearings and consider a road name change.

The NC Cooperative Extension-Agricultural Center at 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro will be the meeting location of choice this time around. Due to the pandemic, the Planning Board moved the meeting from the Old Guilford County Court House where pre-COVID-19 Planning Board meetings were usually held.

At the August meeting, the board will hear input on rezoning 8708 Sherfield Road in Colfax near Piedmont Triad International Airport.  The proposal calls for a rezoning of about five acres from various residential designations to Light Industrial zoning with some conditions imposed.

The property is on the south side of West Market Street about 150 feet west of West Market Street’s intersection with South Bunker Hill Road. 

The land is owned by Bernice Donathan.

New potential uses would be: “Group Living/Social Service; Civic, Educational, Institutional; Business, Professional, & Personal Services; Retail Trade; Transportation, Warehousing, & Wholesale but eliminating Beneficial Fill Area and Heliport from this group; Utilities and Communications; General Industrial; and Manufacturing,”

The proposed conditional rezoning calls for a landscaping buffer for the area.

The change is consistent with uses offered in the Airport Area Plan, so no plan amendment would be required to make the change.

In another rezoning case,10 acres at 610 and 612 Cabaret Road – on the south side of that road – is being “de-annexed” from the City of Greensboro, where it was zoned for conditional planned unit development.  The county has chosen an initial agricultural designation for the property.

 Guilford County planners say it’s rare for land to move from Guilford County to the City of Greensboro but it does happen from time to time.

This land isn’t covered under any adopted area plan – so an amendment to the Northern Lakes Area Plan boundary to incorporate the parcels is required, and a land-use classification of “AG Rural Residential” is being recommended by county staff.  The property owner, Donald Brann, can request a new designation later if he desires.

Speakers will be given an opportunity to be heard at this meeting during the two public hearings.

In an item that doesn’t involve a public hearing, at the August 11 meeting the board will consider a renaming proposal for a 1.25-mile stretch of Birch Creek Road – though the board agenda information didn’t include the proposed new name for that section of road.