Guess and Landis – JUST SAY NO

Rezoning case Z1800036 has been submitted (approx 7/11/19) to rezone 10 acres at Guess and Landis to Light Industrial for a Self Storage facility. The Planning department staff is doing an initial review and assessment of this application. The land owner is the same person whose family developed Croasdaile, and had recently developed the Lodge Apartments and town-homes and is now developing more single family homes on the NE side of Croasdaile. Please be certain to reference this case number and let your Planning Commission members and City Council know your thoughts on self storage at Guess and Landis/Rose of Sharon area. Rosters for each can be found on the Durham.gov website, or by calling the Planning Department.

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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!!

THANK YOU NEIGHBORS!
THANK YOU CITY COUNCIL