NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – VARIANCE REQUEST

TOWN OF NORTH WILKESBORO

NOTICE is hereby given that the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Town of North Wilkesboro will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Commissioners Room located at 210 9th Street, North Wilkesboro, N.C., to consider two variance requests and conditional use permit application from the Catherine H. Barber Memorial Shelter to construct a homeless shelter at 108 Sparta Road on Parcel ID # 1403288. The property is located in a Highway Business District with a Corridor Overlay District. The relevant provision of the ordinance states in Article XI Section 19-1 that a homeless shelter shall not be located “within 250 linear feet from any residential use.” The proposed homeless shelter site lies within 115 feet of a residence. The Catherine H. Barber Memorial Shelter is requesting a variance of 135 feet. Another relevant provision of the ordinance states in Article XI Section 19-2 “A homeless shelter shall have access to a public sidewalk.” No sidewalk exists in the vicinity. The Catherine H. Barber Memorial Shelter is requesting a variance to exempt the Shelter from this requirement. Article VI Section 6.7 of the zoning ordinance states that a conditional use permit from the Board of Adjustment is required for the establishment of a homeless shelter. The Catherine H. Barber Memorial Shelter is requesting a conditional use permit. Questions regarding the variance requests and conditional use permit application may be directed to the Interim Planning Director, Kelly Coffey, at (336) 667-7129, ext. 3011 or planning@north-wilkesboro.com.  

Kelly Coffey

Interim Planning Director

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