Battleground/Bellmeade/Cedar Street area. The new
zoning regulations will probably be at least a year
away and the rush to rezone that area seems a bit
Here are some e-mails with city staff. What do you
QUESTIONS ABOUT DOWNTOWN ZONING
> -----Original Message-----
From: diane davis
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 12:43 PM
To: Galanti, Heidi
Subject: Zoning Question
> Hey Ms. Galanti,
> I have some questions about the zoning commission
> What is the advantage to the developers of the old
> Chevrolet Dealership property in changing the zoning
> from general business to central business.
> Is it mainly so they can get around parking
> And, is there a mixed use zoning designation in place
> now in the city?
> RE: Zoning Question
> Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 15:09:13 -0400
> From: "Woody, Ben"
> To: email@example.com
> CC: "Galanti, Heidi"
> Thanks for your inquiry regarding the rezoning
> requests at the former North State Chevrolet and
> Arlington Street sites.
> There are indeed several advantages to the CB zoning
> district as opposed to the GB or GO-M districts.
> Specifically, the CB district has minimal building
> setbacks and does not require parking or landscaping.
> These lessened development standards afforded by the
> CB district allow for more flexibility in designing a
> site. It also promotes high intensity, compact urban
> development that accommodates a wide range of land
> uses in a pedestrian-oriented setting (optimal for
> In the GB zoning district, for example, residential
> uses are only permitted under restrictive Mixed
> Development standards; however, the CB district
> permits a flexible and truly integrated mix of
> residential and nonresidential uses.
> Hope this helps. Feel free to send additional
> questions if you have any.
> Ben E. Woody
> Planning Specialist
> 300 West Washington Street
> Greensboro, NC 27401
> Ph: (336) 433.7258
> Fax: (336) 412.6315
> From: "Hails, Dick"
> Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 19:55:20 -0400
> CB zoning generally has no setbacks and no off-street
> parking requirements. It also is more permissive and
> allows more uses than many districts.
> Richard W. Hails, AICP
> Planning Director
> City of Greensboro
> 300 Washington Street
> P.O. Box 3136
> Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
> W: 336-373-2922
> F: 336-412-6315
> E: firstname.lastname@example.org