Guess and Landis PUBLIC STORAGE


Rezoning case Z1800036 to rezone 10 acres at Guess and Landis to Light Industrial for a Self Storage facility went before the Durham Planning Commission on Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 2019. The Planning Commission members voted nearly unanimously against the project. Thanks to all the neighbors who spoke before the Commission and to all who wrote and called the Commission members.
The Commission’s vote is non binding, it is only a recommendation to the City Council. However, a vote this strong sends a very clear message to the council. Thanks, everyone!

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NORTH OF 85 – the Green Jewel of Durham

What is “quality” development? What do we support?

An answer, by Trish Watson

Thank you for voting to uphold Durham’s zoning plan for North Durham by voting against rezoning at Guess and Latta. A plan that is not followed is no plan at all.

Given the passionate responses to the proposed development, both for and against, I think it is time to examine attracting a developer to a parcel or parcels in North Durham already zoned for commercial development.

You may not realize, and I think many in this area do not, that North Durham’s “brand” is becoming the park-like counterbalance to the rabbit warren that South Durham has built (hence the passionate “AGAINST” response).

Within 20 miles of the Latta-Infinity/Roxboro intersection there are over 50 hiking trails and 3 different water-bodies for paddling. With a little more effort we could add (safe) bike routes, too, since we’re just a mile or two from access to the American Tobacco Trail, with green-ways reaching our area ready for paving.

With open spaces for both commercial and residential development, this area could become a jewel in Durham County, and without efforts to begin planned development we’ll simply have more and more efforts to shoehorn in the South Durham rat-packed look and feel, thus losing what is our best, and in the end most salable, aspect.

Note: I’m not a real estate agent, I’m a work-from-our-park-like-home writer who loves hiking, biking, and paddling.

– reprinted here with permission of the author

City Council Votes 6-1 Against
Rezoning of Latta & Guess!!