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2013 Closed Applications
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A closed application is an application for which a decision has been rendered by the appropriate board.

2013 Closed Zoning Applications

Zoning Number

Applicant

Description

Proposed Hearing Date

 Decision

CUP #321

 Strata Solar, LLC

A request for a conditional use permit to establish a solar power generation facility in the R-T (Transitional Residential) and R-R (Rural Residential) districts. The proposed 35-acre site is located on Tripple H Lane about 1,200 feet west of Maiden Highway in Lincolnton Township.

 1/7/2013

 Approved

  CUP #322

Ronald Kennedy 

A request for a conditional use permit to place a Class E manufactured home in the R-S (Residential Suburban) district. The 1.0-acre parcel is located off Loop Road about 600 feet north of the intersection of Loop Road and Brent Trail in Ironton Township.

 1/7/2013

 Approved

ZMA #600

 Linda Schultz & Sheri Ashley

A request to rezone 1.0 acre from R-SF (Residential Single-Family) to O-R (Office-Residential). The property is located at 2573 E. NC 150 Hwy., on the north side of N.C. 150 just east of Medical Center Drive, in Ironton Township.

1/7/2013

 Approved

 VAR #329  Mark Fischer A request for variances from Sections 2.4.5.C and 4.8.3.B of the Lincoln County Unified Development Ordinance to allow a road yard setback of 24.5 feet and a lakeside setback of 44 feet for a proposed house. The 0.6-acre parcel is located on the east side of Webbs Chapel Church Road at its intersection with Shady Meadow Lane in Catawba Springs Township. Section 2.4.5.C states that the minimum road yard setback in the R-SF (Residential Single-Family) district is 30 feet and Section 4.8.3.B states that no principal or accessory structure on a lot abutting Lake Norman may be located closer than 50 feet inward from the full-pond level line. 1/28/2013  Approved 
 VAR #330  Kevin and Valerie Dorton A request for a variance from Section 4.6.2.E.2 of the Lincoln County Unified Development Ordinance to permit an 1,800-square-foot pool house and garage. The 1.076-acre parcel is located at 4373 Woodsbury Lane and also abuts Hunter Rhyne Road, about 1,200 feet east of Furnace Road Extension, in Ironton Township. Section 4.6.2.E.2 states that on a lot larger than ½ acre in size, the total maximum area of accessory structures shall be computed by taking 3 percent of the area over ½ acre and adding 750 square feet or half the heated ground floor area of the principal structure, whichever is greater. In this case, that works out to a total maximum area of 2,207 square feet. With this lot containing a 960-square-foot detached garage, the proposed pool house would put the total area of accessory structures at 2,760 square feet. 2/25/2013  Approved 
 VAR #331 Sanford O’Neal  A request for a variance from Section 2.4.5.C of the Lincoln County Unified Development Ordinance to permit a 3.7-acre parcel containing two homes to be subdivided into two lots, each with a width of 79.97 feet. The property is located at 6342 and 6350 Wingate Hill Road, on the south side of Wingate Hill Road about 3,000 feet west of Beth Haven Church Road, in Catawba Springs Township. Section 2.4.5.C states that the minimum lot width in the R-T (Transitional Residential) district is 100 feet.  4/22/2013 Approved 
 ZMA #601 Lincoln Economic Development Association A request to rezone 44.6 acres from R-T (Transitional Residential) to I-G (General Industrial). The property is located on the west side of N.C. 16 bypass about 3,500 feet north of N.C. 73 in Catawba Springs Township.  5/6/2013 Approved 
 ZMA #602 Lincoln Economic Development Association A request to rezone 3.6 acres from R-T (Transitional Residential) to I-G (General Industrial). The property is located on the west side of N.C. 16 bypass about 5,800 feet north of N.C. 73 in Catawba Springs Township.  5/6/2013 Approved 
 ZMA #603 Lincoln Economic Development Association A request to rezone 0.23 acre from R-T (Transitional Residential) to I-G (General Industrial). The property is located about 1,200 feet west of N.C. 16 bypass and about 5,000 feet north of N.C. 73 in Catawba Springs Township.   5/6/2013 Approved 
Lincoln Economic Development Association A request to rezone 0.09 acre from R-T (Transitional Residential) to I-G (General Industrial). The property is located on the west side of N.C. 16 bypass about 7,100 feet north of N.C. 73 in Catawba Springs Township.  5/6/2013 Approved 
PCUR #110A  Lincoln County / Fifth Third Bank  The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Fifth Third Bank have reached a proposed settlement that would reinstate the conditional use permit and the sewer capacity allocation for the Burton Creek development under revised terms and conditions. The plans for the Burton Creek development call for up to 385 single family homes on a 250 acre site (Parcel ID# 88709-88731) that borders Webbs Road, Burton Lane and Blades Trail. 

The terms and conditions of the proposed settlement would require a developer to:

  • Arrange for semi-annual monitoring of the depth of coves downstream from land-disturbing activity.
  • Provide a surety bond or letter of credit in an amount equal to $5,500 per acre of land-disturbing activity, with forfeiture provisions that would allow Lincoln County to remedy uncorrected violations of a soil erosion and sedimentation control plan, damages to other owners' properties, and/or releases of sediment into coves.
  • Pay $653,000 for sewer capacity in annual installments over a five-year period.

Full text of the proposed settlement is available here.
Site Plan
 5/20/2013 Approved 
 VAR #332  Robert Seitz A request for a variance from Sections 4.8.3.B and 7.3.7 of the Lincoln County Unified Development Ordinance to permit a 350-square-foot deck to extend from a dock onto land. The 0.65-acre parcel is located at 8217 Tranquil Harbor Lane about 750 feet east of Cherry Lane in Catawba Springs Township. Section 4.8.3.B states that on any lot which abuts Lake Norman no principal or accessory structure shall be located closer than 50 feet inward from the edge of the full-pond level line, and Section 7.3.7 states that no new development is allowed in a 30-foot buffer area along perennial waters.  5/27/2013  Approved
 ZMA #605  C4 Development, LLC A request to rezone 0.26 acre acres from R-SF (Residential Single-Family) to B-N (Neighborhood Business). The property, part of a 1.6-acre parcel, is located about 300 feet north of N.C. 16 Business and 850 feet west of Forest Hills Drive in Catawba Springs Township.  6/3/2013  Approved
 CUP #323  Michael Shuford A request for a conditional use permit to place a Class C (singlewide) manufactured home in the R-S (Residential Suburban) district. The proposed 1.1-acre site, part of a 10.2-acre parcel, is located on the west side of Peeler Road about 1,000 feet south of Reeps Grove Church Road in North Brook Township.  6/3/2013  Approved
 CZ #2013-1
 Robert Watson A request to rezone 4.5 acres from I-G (General Industrial) to CZ B-G (Conditional Zoning General Business) to permit an indoor shooting range. The property is located on the west side of N.C. 16 Business about 400 feet south of Natalie Commons Drive in Catawba Springs Township.
 8/5/2013
 Approved
 CZ #2013-2
 John Couglin
A request to rezoning of 0.9 acre from B-N (Neighborhood Business) to CZ B-G (Conditional Zoning General Business) to permit a two-unit commercial development, with a Dunkin’ Donuts proposed for one of the units. The property is located on the west side of N.C. 16 Business about 600 feet north of Townsend Drive in Catawba Springs Township.
 8/5/2013
 Approved
 PCUR #160*
Jeff Wilkinson A request for a parallel conditional use rezoning of 0.9 acre from R-S (Residential Suburban) to CU B-G (Conditional Use General Business) to permit additional parking for a car dealership. The property is located on the east side of James Street about 300 feet north of N.C. 27 in Ironton Township.
 8/5/2013
 Approved
 CUP #324 *
James Satiro A request for a conditional use permit to sell vehicles in the B-G (General Business) district and the Eastern Lincoln Development District (ELDD). The 1.0-acre parcel is located at 1763 Triangle Circle, on the northern end of Triangle Circle about 250 feet west of N.C. Business, in Catawba Springs Township.
 8/5/2013
 Approved
 CUP #325 *

Dwain Exline
 
A request for a conditional use permit to sell vehicles in the I-G (General Industrial) district. The 1.0-acre parcel is located at 4194 Burnwood Trail, on the east side of Burnwood Trail about 1,900 feet south of N.C. 16 Business, in Catawba Springs Township.
8/5/2013  Approved
 CUP #328*
Brent Reel A request for a conditional use permit to allow an accessory dwelling in the form of a garage apartment in the R-T (Transitional Residential) district. The 1.2-acre parcel is located at 974 N. Ingleside Farm Rd., about 300 feet east of Ingleside Farm Road and 8,500 feet north of N.C. 73, in Ironton Township.
9/9/2013  Approved
 CUP #329*
 Jonas Smithhisler A request for a conditional use permit to sell vehicles in the B-G (General Business) district. The 0.28-acre parcel is located at 6864 E. NC 150 Hwy., on the south side of N.C. 150 about 500 feet west of Henry Dellinger Road, in Ironton Township.
 9/9/2013
 Approved
 WSCUP#15*    John Coughlin
A request for a conditional use permit to allow the use of the high-density option in the WS-IV Critical Area of the Catawba/Lake Norman Watershed. The applicant is proposing to develop 0.9 acre with a 2,760-square-foot commercial building, driveways and parking areas. The high-density option would allow the development to have a built-upon surface area covering up to 50 percent of the site, with the use of engineered stormwater controls. The property is located on the west side of N.C. 16 Business about 600 feet north of Townsend Drive in Catawba Springs Township.
9/9/2013  Approved
UDO Proposed Amendments #2013-1
Lincoln County
Planning & Inspections Department
Lincoln County Planning and Inspections Department, applicant. A proposal to amend Sections 9.11, 9.18 and 9.19 of the Lincoln County Unified Development Ordinance to make them consistent with new state legislation (Session Law 2013- 126) concerning quasi-judicial zoning cases (conditional use permits, variances and appeals).
9/9/2013  Approved
 CZ
Jeffrey Brewer  A request to rezone 1.8 acres from B-N (Neighborhood Business) to CZ I-G (Conditional Zoning General Industrial) to permit an existing auto body shop to be expanded. The property is located at 1634 N. NC 16 Hwy., on the east side of N.C. 16 Business about 1,200 feet north of Smith Harbour Drive, in Catawba Springs Township.
 10/7/2013
 Approved
 CUP #330*
Kenneth Tucker A request for a conditional use permit to allow a self-storage facility in the Eastern Lincoln Development District (ELDD) in the I-G (General Industrial) district. The 1.0-acre parcel is located about 300 feet west of N.C. 16 Business on the north side of Sugar Wood Lane in Catawba Springs Township.
 10/7/2013  Approved
 WSCUP #16*  C4 Development,              LLC 
 A request for a conditional use permit to allow the use of the high-density option in the WS-IV Protected Area of the Catawba/Lake Norman Watershed. The applicant is proposing to develop a 1.6-acre lot with a 8,320-square-foot retail store, driveways and parking areas. The high-density option would allow the development to have a built-upon surface area covering up to 70 percent of the site, with the use of engineered stormwater controls. The property is located on the north side of N.C. 16 Business about 850 west of Forest Hills Drive in Catawba Springs Township.
 10/7/2013
 Approved
 CUP #331*
 American Tower Corp. 
A request for a conditional use permit to erect a 240-foot telecommunications tower in the R-T (Transitional Residential) district. The proposed 29-acre site is located on the east side of Bill Sain Road about 2,200 feet east of Cat Square Road in Howards Creek Township.
11/4/2013
Approved
 CUP #291A*
 Francis Sutphin
 A request to amend a conditional use permit allowing group digs and camping at the old Reel Amethyst Mine. The permit currently limits participation to members of the Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association and limits digs to four weekends a year. The applicant is requesting amendments to allow other individuals and groups to participate, to allow up to one weekend dig per month and to revise the permit’s parking restrictions. The 62-acre parcel is located on the east side of Timber Road about 1,000 feet south of Reinhardt Circle in Ironton Township.
11/4/2013
Approved
PCUR #161*
Jean Turbyfill
A request for a parallel conditional use rezoning of 2.6 acres from B-N (Neighborhood Business) to CU I-G (Conditional Use General Industrial) to permit a storage, picking, packing and shipping center, self-storage and related services. The property is located at 301 N. NC 16 Hwy., on the west side of N.C. 16 Business about 2,000 feet north of N.C. 73, in Catawba Springs Township.
12/2/2013
Approved
 CUP #327*
 Strata Solar, LLC
A request for a conditional use permit to establish a solar power generation facility in the R-SF (Residential Single-Family) district. The proposed 36-acre site is located on the north and south sides of Webbs Road at Burton Lane in Catawba Springs Township.
12/2/2013   Denied