Commissioners to consider releasing zoning control for proposed industrial expansion

Posted at 1:08 PM on Nov 6, 2017



Iredell County commissioners on Tuesday will consider a request to relinquish zoning control over a 16-acre parcel to clear the way for an industrial expansion project in South Iredell.

The South Iredell Development Corporation owns the property, which is located in the Mooresville Business Park, and has an agreement to sell the tract to the Niagara Bottling Company.

The company is planning a 44,000-square-foot expansion at its existing site and needs the 16 acres for a driveway expansion.

Commissioners delayed voting on the request at their October meeting because Commissioner Jeff McNeely was not present.

During a public hearing on the matter, nearby resident Jody Brown urged commissioners not to release control of the land to the Town of Mooresville. Mooresville officials would have to rezone the property before the sale is final, South Iredell Development Corporation representative Chris Younger said.

"Our quality of life has been affected dramatically" by industrial development in the area, Brown told the board. "This was thrust upon us."

She said she had only learned about the proposal hours before the public hearing and reminded commissioners they were elected to represent the people.

"I need you to understand this is not a business deal," she added. "It's our life. Please protect us."

The county's planning staff and County Manager Ron Smith have recommended approval of the request to cede zoning control of the property to the Town of Mooresville.


Read the complete agenda here:

Meeting Info

Commissioners will convene for the pre-agenda meeting at 5 p.m. in the South Wing Conference Room. The regular meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room.

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