May
19

Forest Acres Denies H&M Rezoning Request

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denied stampFor the second time, members of the Forest Acres Planning Commission did not approve a rezoning application by H&M Real Estate Holdings LLC, who are looking to build near the old Carolina Children’s Home. The developers were in front of the commission initially in February.

On Monday night they presented a new plan with hopes to move forward. However, residents sitting in on the meeting were not optimistic about the proposed mixed-use development.

“I urge you to vote against this because the community doesn’t want this and the community doesn’t need it,” says Joseph M. McCulloch, Forest Acres resident.

H&M Real Estate wants to build residential property as well as a Memory Care facility on the 26-acres they purchased from the former Carolina Children’s Home.

The commission voted 4 to 1 not to approve their rezoning plans, but H & M Real Estate’s attorney says they still plan on going before the town council. “I don’t think the reasons given for the denial of the plan are going to be sufficient to deny the plan in the last analysis,” says Robert Fuller.

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