THOMASVILLE — A rezoning request to be considered Monday by Thomasville City Council was a subject of a Wednesday council workshop discussion.
City planner Kenny Thompson said a business has been operated from the 105 Cannon St. property, which is zoned residential, for 10 years, adding that the owner was made aware recently a business cannot be operated there.
The request to rezone the property from R-1 to C-1 commercial with conditions was approved by the Thomasville Planning and Zoning Commission. The action was passed along to city council for a final decision on the request.
"This is in line with the comprehensive plan," Thompson told council members.
The truck rental business/residence is at Cannon and Old Albany Road. The owner will be asked to park the trucks away from the intersection.
C-1 zoning with conditions would limit the size of a business building and the amount of paving in the residential neighborhood, Thompson said after the workshop. Business hours would be limited to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Mayor Greg Hobbs said complaints have been received about trucks parked at the location.
"I think if planning and zoning had seen that picture, they might not have approved it," Hobbs said, in reference to the site.
Council member Wanda Warren said the rezoning does not fit the comprehensive plan unless "spot zoning" is allowed.
"Aesthetically, it's not good," Warren told fellow council members.
"We do understand the trailers were a major concern," Thompson responded.
Said Hobbs, "I think we're going to have a problem with a business on that property."
The rezoning request will be considered at a 6 p.m. Monday council meeting in council chambers at City Hall.
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