Mount Airy * Woodbine * Taylorsville * Winfield


December 11, 1992

Argentine mayors to visit Mount Airy

Mount Airy Mayor Gerald R. Johnson will play host today to six mayors from Argentina.

Mr. Johnson said the mayors are visiting Mount Airy to learn more about how small communities in the United States are governed. He said the mayors come from towns of comparable size in the South American nation.

"We're looking forward to it and are really excited about having these people come," Mr. Johnson said.

The mayors and two interpreters are expected to arrive at Town Hall about 11 a.m., Mr. Johnson said.

Zoning hearing set for senior housing plan

A public hearing on proposed zoning changes that would allow senior housing in Mount Airy will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the town office.

The town's planning and zoning commission has recommended that the Town Council adopt a set of zoning guidelines that would allow senior housing to be built in town limits.

The changes, proposed by the town's Senior Housing Committee, would allow detached housing, town houses and attached homes with up to four units as special exceptions in low-density residential zoning.

They also would add convalescent homes as special exceptions in medium-density areas.

Currently, the only two provisions for senior housing -- both special exceptions -- are convalescent homes in high-density residential or commercial areas, and apartments for the elderly in medium-density areas.

The lack of senior housing in Mount Airy led the mayor and council to appoint the committee to study the matter several months ago.

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