Public hearing set for next week

Published 5:51 am Thursday, February 20, 2014

A commercial development project was nixed before it ever got off the ground.

Residents of the Crow Hill subdivision voiced concerns over a proposed convenience store on Elm Street.

A local business developer expressed interest in the plot, which is located on the north side of Elm Street and east of the Charles Henderson Middle School entrance. The plot is in a neighborhood commercial zoning district and owned by Walter Crow, Margaret Crow, John Crow, Charlotte Crow, Carol Amos and Michael Amos.

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The Troy Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Troy City Hall Council Chambers to hear requests regarding the plot.

Carol Crow Amos will represent the Crow family at the public hearing. She did not wish to comment on the matter.

Amos will request to have the 1.3-acre lot divided into smaller commercial parcels. The lot is zoned for retail convenience, personal service and business establishments primarily oriented for sales or services to residents of a neighborhood. Barbershops, banks, cafes, fruit markets, dry cleaners, drug stores and convenience stores fall under the zoning category.

After residents in his district contacted him about the matter, Councilman Greg Meeks spoke with the business developer.

“The individual that was going to do that is no longer going to do it because of the opposition,” he said.

Also on the agenda, Buck Watkins of Watkins Consulting Engineering will represent Troy Bank and Trust in a request for preliminary and final approval of the Dozier Place commercial plot, which is located on the south side of U.S. Highway 23.