Recently I received acall from a Seven Lakes business owner with regard to potential rezoning of three parcels of land consisting of 1.39 acres in our Business Village from VB, (Village Business) to Commercial B-1.
This parcel lies in close proximity to vacant land that they own.
The business owner received a letter from Jackson Springs, resident DeVault Clevenger, requesting a meeting to discuss the proposed rezoning to allow a “group care facility for youth.”Our research indicates that these facilities which are privately owned yet are funded by State and Federal sources,are being built in cities across the country.
Upon further investigation with the NC Secretary Of State, the applicant to Moore County, regarding the proposed rezoning of 241 Grant Street,JDAD Enterprises, LLClist a Managing Partner, Ms.Breon Allen whom resides in New London, NC.
The Moore County Planning Board will be meeting on October 5th, 2023, @ 6 pm at the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room located on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse, in Carthage.
I fear that they will determine the future fate of our quaint Business Village and consequently, our community at-large.
If this rezoning is approved it will forever change the complexion of our Business Village but alsowill affect all residents of Seven Lakes no matter where you reside, North, South or West.
Since Seven Lakes is not incorporated, our future will be determined by members of the Moore County Planning Board on the merits of the plan and subsequent County Commissioners vote with a final decision on the rezoning application.Many of the participants involved in this application process do not live here and have no personal stake in the decision which they will ultimately make to determine the outcome on our behalf for the future of our community.
B-1 zoning allows among others: Group Quarters,
Group Residential – Care Homes,
Government owned and operated services
Many residents that we have spoken to feel that in the event the rezoningis granted, this will open the “flood gates” for similar uses.
WE MUST BE HEARD!
If you can’t attend the meeting in Carthage, I implore you to express your feelings and concerns byE-Mailing or calling our County Commissioner, that represents Seven Lakes: