Town actions mean more growth is coming

Published 12:49 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

To say that Mocksville is growing quickly may be an understatement.

Housing developments are under construction on two sides of town, and the town council last month approved a rezoning request that could add 75 new residences off Sain Road – more than a mile via roads from the current town limits.

The council also approved annexation of the property, accessed off Sain Road near Milling Road.

The zoning change from Davie residential-agricultural to town  neighborhood residential conditional was approved on a 4-1 vote, with Justin Draughn making the only vote to deny the rezoning. It had been requested by Anchor Properties.

The rezoning change was recommended by the town planning staff as well as the town manager, Ken Gamble.

He said the move could add tax revenues to the town; the property is valued at $234,000 undeveloped, and $29.6 million when developed. It will also “help to address a recognized regional housing shortage in Davie County.”

The developer will pay to extend sewer lines to the town’s current lines along Elisha Creek. The developer will build the streets, which will be taken over by the town.

Gamble admitted there could be some confusion among residents as town services such as leaf and snow removal and meter reading will be done by town staff, who will have to travel through unincorporated areas to reach the development.

Among the conditions:

• no more than two units per acre;

• 17 percent of the property will be open spaces;

• single-family dwellings only; and

• 20 feet of undisturbed buffers on three sides of the property.