Rezoning OKd for US 601 North storage facility

Published 1:59 pm Tuesday, July 11, 2023

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

When Jordan Budd first stood before the Davie County Board of Commissioners, he said he would try to do what is necessary to have 2.65 acres on US 601 North of NC 801 rezoned for a self storage facility.

He kept his word, and was rewarded by the board.

Commissioners at their June meeting said they were concerned about buffers around the property, and Budd complied. Working with County Zoning Director Johnny Easter, Budd agreed to erecting a six-foot high, opaque fence around the entire property.

He also agreed to plant evergreens trees around the perimenter of the property, and azaleas and forsythia along the US 601 portion that also faces neighbors.

Reacting to a concern from a neighbor, Budd had proposed that the facility (It remains locked at all times, with renters receiving a code to enter.) be closed from midnight- 4 a.m. Board members removed that restriction.

Commissioner Brent Shoaf said that out of fairness, the facility should be allowed to be open 24 hours a day, as are others in Davie County that operate the same way. Shoaf said Sheriff J.D. Hartman told him that such facilities have not had reports filed for illegal activities.

Commissioner Benita Finney pointed out that the conditions agreed upon by Budd will remain with the property, no matter who the owner is. That means it can only be a self-storage facility that maintains the buffers.

“I’m not 100 percent sure … This is closer to residential areas than others. I’m hoping you will make it nice,” Finney said.

The rezoning was adopted unanimously.