Rezoning OKd For Habitat: Two Homes Planned On Campbell Rd.
Published 12:00 am Friday, December 2, 2011
By Jackie Seabolt
Mocksville board members have paved the way for two Habitat for Humanity homes to be built on Campbell Road.
Local residents spoke at this month’s town meeting to show their support of the rezoning request.
Town Planner Andrew Meadwell told commissioners the request was for a lot on Campbell Road to be rezoned from Campus Institutional to Residential Neighborhood. Meadwell said the property was owned by Davie Habitat for Humanity and there are plans to build two units on the 1.329 acres.
Davie Habitat board member Dewey Hunt said he is proud of the Campbell Road community and the work Habitat does to help people transition into a home. He asked the board the approve the request.
The Rev. Gwendolyn Hampton of St. Johns AME Zion Church told the board: “There’s nothing but good that I know about Habitat and on behalf of St. Johns and the portion of the community I’ve talked to – we’re in favor.”
Julius Suiter said a similar request was presented two years ago by another organization to build duplexes on the lot. “In my opinion that would have been overcrowded, but Habitat’s request to build two homes is most appropriate. In these economic times if a person can own their own home … that’s always been the American dream.”
The request was approved unanimously.
Town attorney Hank Van Hoy commended the board and residents on working together. “This is an example of how a community, its government, and citizens should function. It’s what makes it work well and it will help, in this case, two families …