Leland Town Council approves over 80 acres for conservation, annexation of Circle K
LELAND, N.C. (WECT) - Leland Town Council approved rezoning over 80 acres for conservation and a request to annex a Circle K and some nearby vacant land at its meeting on Thursday.
Rezoning over 80 acres of town land for conservation
The Leland Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance rezoning 83.04 acres of town-owned vacant land on U.S. 74-76 southeast of the interchange with Lanvale/Mt Misery Road at a meeting on Thursday.
The land was zoned for medium-density residential uses (R-6), and the ordinance rezoned it as a conservation district (CD).
“The Town’s current intentions for use of the property is to remain passive open space which lends the Conservation District zoning district appropriate for the subject site,” states the request for action on the agenda.
The NC Wildlife Resources Commission’s Green Growth Toolbox tool identifies the area as a high priority for conservation and a substantial wetland. Any development that would interfere with the natural environment will be restricted.
Annexing the Circle K on Hwy 17 near Hewitt-Burton Road
This request comes from Global Property Holdings LLC and Circle K Stores. Global Property Holdings’ portion is a 3.93-acre vacant lot appraised at $854,780, according to county tax records. The parcel with Circle K includes 2.9 acres and a convenience store appraised at about $2 million.
Council first heard the request on Feb. 16 and told the town clerk to make sure the petition was legally sufficient. At the March 13 agenda meeting, the council accepted the certificate of sufficiency, and the council approved the annexation and initial zoning on Thursday.
The certificate certifies that the annexation was signed by all of the owners, complete and valid, and met state standards.
You can find the full meeting agenda for Thursday, March 16, on the town’s website.
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