RV parks will be the topic of discussion at the Richmond County Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments on Tuesday.
The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m., in the Commissioners Chambers on the second floor of the County Administration Building, at 125 S. Hancock St., Rockingham.
The board will hear a request made by Bruce Ray Jones of Sanford, who wants to develop and operate an RV park located on Fox Road, about three-fourths of a mile from the Highway 177 intersection.
According to the case report presented to the board, “The property consists of four lots with a total acreage of three acres and currently contains an old dilapidated manufactured home. The property is zoned Rural Residential…. The existing structure is to be removed as part of the development process.”
Jones has purchased the property, which is to be subdivided into six RV spaces near the front of the property. The rear portion of the property is being divided for a single family dwelling.
Jones said he has been transferred to work at the Progress Energy power complex in Richmond County, and will be living on the land he has purchased for the RV park.
“I recently got a job down there so I would like to do this (park) for supplemental income,” said Jones on Thursday. “I hope to get this approved at the meeting.”
The planning board will also hear a request by Travel Resorts of America on Sycamore Lane in Derby to rezone its property from Agricultural-Residential to Community Commercial. According to Planning and Zoning Director of GIS James Armstrong, the location is a large RV park.
Armstrong said the board will decide whether or not to recommend the rezoning to the Richmond County Board of Commissioners, which would then amend the official Richmond County Zoning Map, if approved.
— Staff Writer Dawn M. Kurry can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 15, or by email at email@example.com.