Mocksville could add more than 315 acres for industry

Published 7:21 am Monday, March 6, 2023

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

Mocksville is growing, that is obvious.

Town board and planning board members are hearing proposals this week that could add more than 315 acres of industrially zoned land into the town limits.

One of the parcels, off US 601 N. and Cana Road, has already been rezoned for industry by county commissioners. On Tuesday, the town board is expected to decide on the first step towards annexation of the 101.7-acre property, approving the certificate of sufficiency.

The board is also expected to decide on the certificate of sufficiency for 196 acres off Madison Road, US 64 West and Angell Knoll Ave. to be annexed.

That meeting is at 6 p.m.

Public hearings for both projects are scheduled for the April 4 town board meeting.

On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., the town’s planning board will hear from CRA Development, which is asking that the 196-acre Madison Road property be rezoned  from open space residential to general industrial-conditional. This goes before town planners because the property is within the town’s zoning authority, although not in the city limits.

The planning board hears the case and makes a recommendation to town board members, who make the final decision after a public hearing.