Planners approve residential rezoning
The Gloucester County Planning Commission approved a rezoning application and a code amendment following separate public hearings on Dec. 1 in the colonial courthouse.
David Forrest and Courtney Harris applied for a rezoning to amend the Gloucester County Zoning Map to reclassify approximately 2.57 acres from B-1 (Business, conditional) to SF-1, Single-Family detached residential. The rezoning served to remove the conditions imposed by the 2001 rezoning and to allow for continued residential use of the property, planning director Anne Ducey-Ortiz said.
A previous owner sought the rezoning so the house could be used as a guest cottage, but the house was never actually used for business purposes.
The new owners do not need the business zoning, Ducey-Ortiz said, and want to use the property as single family. Forrest said he was in agreement with the staff presentation given by planner Tripp Little.
The property is located on the Gloucester Point Magisterial District on the east side of George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17), just past the north end of Greate Road (Route 1208) on Ashe Lane near The Points condominiums.