Pilot sets date for housing talk – Mount Airy News

Pilot sets date for housing talk – Mount Airy News

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The state still has restrictions on crowd sizes, but the town of Pilot Mountain is going ahead with plans for a public hearing on rezoning request for a housing project expected to draw a lot of attention.

Back in February, the town Board of Commissioners heard about a zoning request from a developer looking to build a multi-family housing unit on 10.19 acres on Golf Course Road close to the intersection of Key Street and U.S. 52.

Southern Properties and Development, a Greensboro company, is looking to create 64 units to house families of low to moderate income, said Town Manager Michael Boaz. He said he had spoken to a representative of the company, Joey Russell, and the name of the proposed housing project would be Legacy Ridge.

Before the board got into the matter Monday night, Boaz read off some emails that had been submitted for the public forum segment.

Chad Motsinger sent in an email to the board saying that it is important that “the constituents voices are also heard when making impactful decision largely affecting their lives.”

He feels that having discussions and a hearing on the proposed housing project via Facebook Live isn’t fair to the seniors who are affected by the project.

“Most in this demographic have very little experience in social media at all and likely do not have a Facebook account. This alone would hold back a large portion of the affected population from having their voices heard and would place a damper on
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