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Hearing tonight on Rick’s Country Store parcel

The Gloucester Planning Commission will meet at 7 o’clock tonight in the colonial courthouse for a public hearing to consider the proposed rezoning of a parcel of land on Hickory Fork Road in Harcum where the building that formerly operated as Rick’s Country Store stands.

According to planning and zoning documents, applicant James R. Gray Jr. and owner Patrick M. Northstein are seeking to rezone approximately 3.98 acres of the 4.81-acre parcel from Rural Business (B-4) to Suburban Countryside (SC-1) so the zoning of the property matches both its current and intended uses.

The area proposed for rezoning includes the owner’s dwelling. The remainder of the property (which would remain B-4) includes the store building which has a paved parking area and two entrances (on Hickory Fork and Ark roads).

Current B-4 zoning allows for a combination of business and industrial uses necessary to support the rural population. The existing use of the property is commercial with an accessory ...

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