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BREAKING THURS. A.M.: Burlington city council unanimous in approving three rezoning requests, rejecting a fourth


Burlington’s city council has rendered its final decisions on four rezoning requests that it had carried over from a regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday (March 16).

The council convened a special-called meeting at 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning for the sole purpose of holding votes on these matters in order to give area residents an additional 24 hours to submit feedback following the public hearings on the aforementioned requests. The council provided this extended comment period under a state law that has allowed them to hold meetings remotely during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The council voted 5-0 in favor of:

The council unanimously rejected a request from J. Patrick Harman that would have allowed Harman to build a single-family dwelling next to his childhood home along Hatchery Road near the Burlington-Alamance Airport; the council deemed the proposed residential use incompatible with the city’s comprehensive land-use plan.

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See earlier coverage of the public hearings held Tuesday night (March 16) by the council on the four proposals:

And the public hearing on a proposed Muslim cemetery that was postponed until April:

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