The Cape Charles Planning Commission approved text changes to the Town Ordinance that would allow for some light industrial uses in the harbor district. Part of the proposed uses include manufacturing, assembly and storage of
The changes to the the current zoning district regulations for GBI-H1 involve altering a provision (Section 3.14 (F) (7) that restricts light industrial use. According to the town staff, these regulations need to be considered for removal from the district regulations altogether.
The majority of public comments were against the expansion. Citizens continue to have concerns about the dust and noise generated by the men working at the concrete plant. The hearing lasted over three hours.
Note: The request by South Port Investors, LLC to rezone 1201 Bayshore Road for a proposed use of manufacturing, assembly and storage of products came as the result of a proposed sale to Coastal Concrete which plans to expand local operations in the area. The parcel is approximately 11.79 acres. The sale of the property was contingent upon getting the zoning ordinance changes.
Below is the resolution passed on May 20th by Town Council signaling its intent to review and take up the proposed zoning changes. This will be taken up at the next Town Council Regular Meeting on July 22nd: