Guess and Landis – STORAGE UNITS
UPDATE: Dec. 10, 2019:
MEETING RESULT: IT’S A HARD NO
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!
Horvath Associates offer: NOT ONE SINGLE POSITIVE THING
Case Z1800036: New submission for Self Storage at Guess and Landis
Rezoning case Z1800036 has been setup as a new application has been submitted as of last week (approx 7/11/19) to rezone 10 acres at Guess and Landis for a Self Storage facility. The Planning department staff is doing an initial review and assessment of this application.
The developer and landowner have been working at rezoning to Commercial, but given the proximity to two commercial node areas, CG would not be in keeping with current zoning regulations. So the property owner and developer have resubmitted asking to change from residential zoning to industrial zoning for the same self storage. Due to the stream that runs north-south through this parcel, the developers want the building to run the length of Guess from Rose of Sharon down to Victory.
The building would be long and narrow as a riparian buffer is necessary around this natural water feature. (This also causes one to understand the challenges with building homes in this area.) in addition, near where the power lines area is located there is a 100-year flood zone that needs accommodation.
The land owner is the same person whose family developed Croasdaile, and had recently developed the Lodge Apartments and townhomes 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. Please keep any discussion to this plan as no other type of structures are proposed for this parcel. That means no shops, gas stations, grocery stores, etc – ONLY self storage is proposed, and that is a commitment under this application.
Previously: Horvath Associates held a meeting regarding the proposed rezoning of the land across from Guess & Landis at 6:30 PM, on Wednesday, November 28th.
Pressed repeatedly to name any single positive thing the development has to offer the community, there was no answer. In terms of planning, is it a use that does a public good? The answer, clearly, is NO.
The North Durham Quality Development Association opposes the development presented by Horvath Associates. We will use all the resources available to us to prevent approval of the rezoning request by the City Planning Commission and by the City Council.
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The North Durham Quality Development Association opposes the development presented by Horvath Associates in the public meeting of October 24, 2018. We will use all the resources available to us to prevent approval of the rezoning request by the City Planning Commission and by the City Council.
In the meeting, the developers said that they would withdraw the proposal “if everyone’s against it, well then it doesn’t look like it’s going to pass, because I don’t think the city council’s going to want that.” We hope that they will stick to their word.
This is not the kind of development we want in our community, nor is it the kind of development allowed by the Unified Development Ordinance.
Let Horvath Associates know how you feel about their proposed development by contacting:
Tim Sivers at 919-490-4990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Dear Neighbor” – and so begins a letter sent to some residents near the corner of Landis and Guess. This from Tim Sivers, of Horvath Associates, to advise of a meeting to be be held at 6:30 PM, on Tuesday, October 23rd at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, regarding proposed rezoning of approximately 10.5 acres of land near the intersection of Guess Road and Landis Drive.
We strongly encourage you to attend this meeting.
Horvath’s Vicinity Map
Full text of the Horvath mail at issue:
I am contacting you to invite you to an informational meeting concerning a rezoning in your neighborhood. This development is proposing to rezone approximately 10.5 acres of land near the intersection of Guess Road and Landis Drive.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 PM, on Tuesday, October 23rd at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church. The address of the meeting location is 4109 Guess Road Durham, NC 27712.
During the meeting, I will provide information about the proposed rezoning to Commercial General (CG) and change of the Future Land Use Map to Commercial.
I hope you will be able to join us for this informational session.
I can be contacted at 919-490-4990 or email@example.com if you have any questions.