East 10th Street Commercial Rezoning Approved

The Greenville City Council approved a rezoning request allowing commercial development on land north of East 10th Street. The 4-2 vote Thursday changed the zoning from residential-agricultural to commercial.

WLA Enterprises requested zoning for a little less than an acre next to the Jewish temple Congregation Bayt Shalom and across the street from the new Food Lion. It's the same developer who received a land use change for a possible Wal-Mart anchored shopping center across the road. The newest rezoning is intended for a 6,000- 7,000 square foot retail center.

A single-family residence is on the property rezoned Thursday, and the homeowner reportedly supports the change.

Before the vote, Councilman Calvin Mercer said in an email to constituents the change would forever alter the Highway 33 corridor, adding the neighborhood associations are very opposed to the proposal.

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  • by Buildbabybuild Location: Greenville on Feb 5, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    This is awesome! More jobs more income more hope!
  • by glad on Jan 19, 2011 at 07:37 AM
    Hey DEAR, you guys are nuts.Like i said pack your bags.And stop crying.This is going to happen so deal with it the best way you can.Oh by the way there is going to be a nice restaurant out here to. Just thought i would let you know in case you do not like TACO BELL. I will take you there instead.
  • by Dear Glad on Jan 18, 2011 at 06:27 PM
    Only people that should be glad are the people that are selling the property. Why do you think that me having moved here is the problem. I actually have lived in Greenville for more than 10 years and ENC all of my life. I liked the area and hoped to raise a family here probably very similar to what you did 20 something years ago. If you do not see that there were better locations in Pitt county to place these commercial developments you must have been inside those 20 years. A freaking taco bell are you kidding me. Maybe they will build that first to feed the construction workers. Keep the tissue, you will need it after the Bell.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2011 at 08:47 AM
    How about they put it in your back yard Steve? The issue is no that there is going to be development the issue is where it will be and the fact that those that are most affected have no vote in Greenville's City Council or any other office in Greenville. I pass tons of empty commercial property daily. The reason that developers want to rezone these properties is for cost. Check into how much an acre of commercial property is versus an acre of farm land. It amazes me how many people do not see the big picture. After this damage is done it cannot be undone. After the city builds this nonsense then they will begin annexing the surrounding neighborhoods. Except Lake Glenwood, they will never annex Lake Glenwood because of the dam.
  • by glad Location: g ville on Jan 18, 2011 at 07:55 AM
    To cj and anonymous.Yes i do own my house.And have lived at this location for 22years.I am in walking distance to the new (Wal Mart)Before i lived here i was only a couple of miles down the road.And i would have loved to have it then.The problem is both of you moved here.Maybe it is time for you to pack it in and head back.Or stick around,and i will buy you a box of tissue from Wal Mart,and then we can go get us a taco from TACO BELL !!! And wipe those tears.
  • by Steve Location: Ayden on Jan 16, 2011 at 10:33 PM
    The problem of many in Greenville is the same problem as the country is having right now. You have a major business, willing to invest millions, pay millions in taxes and provide jobs for hundreds and people are complaining. You have people worried about a local hardware store with 5 employees that would have already been gone if Wal Mart was going to have any direct impact. This will be hundreds of workers that would have been on welfare that no longer will be.
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Jan 14, 2011 at 01:59 PM
    This should be built across the river. But hey it takes common sense to know that!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 at 12:07 PM
    Why not post more of the comments against this?
  • by cj Location: enc on Jan 14, 2011 at 11:37 AM
    and those of you who see this as 'economic development?' you really should look up the definition of the term. ec dev does NOT mean cheap plastic dogpoo from china. ec dev does NOT mean part-time minimum wage jobs, which is all this will bring, save a few managers that probably bring in $30k. 200, $6/hr, 20 hrs/wk does not help anyone. if anything, all it will do is put more people on the dole as places like Van's Hardware and the little places in FL close down. morons, only thinking about yourselves, not the larger picture.
  • by peace35 Location: greenville on Jan 14, 2011 at 11:33 AM
    Why don't we have any entertainment for the kids and why not a super target and marshal? That would really be a boost for Pitt County
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