Greensboro City Council Approves Rezoning for 300-Unit Apartment Community

On December 15 the Greensboro City Council approved a controversial rezoning for a 300-unit apartment development after a nearby homeowners association withdrew its objections to the project. From the Greensboro News & Record:

Spark Development & Construction plans to build the apartments off Pisgah Church Road near the Three Meadows and Country Park Acres neighborhoods.

In September, the Zoning Commission voted to change the single-family home zoning for that area. Members said that up to 12 apartments per acre would fit well with the city’s “infill” concept for urban neighborhoods.

Neighbors said they worried about three-story apartment buildings, some of which would be just 40 feet from their houses.

The rezoning passed Tuesday imposed new conditions for the development. They included a buffer of vegetation, evergreen materials providing a “continuous visual screen” and a 7-foot-tall fence. The number of units will also be capped at 330.