Conditional OK given to Accubid site changes

August 30, 1994|By Jackie Powder | Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer

Accubid Excavation Inc. received conditional approval last night from the Mount Airy Planning and Zoning Commission to go ahead with proposed changes to its building site on Deer Hollow Road.

Accubid's owner, Tom Pank, modified his site plan in response to complaints from homeowners in the nearby Twin Ridge development.

The Accubid project, which will serve as a storage site for heavy excavating equipment, had drawn opposition from Twin Ridge residents who complained it was unsafe and would reduce property values.

Town planner Teresa Bamberger and a committee of Twin Ridge residents worked with Mr. Pank to come up with the amended site plan.

"I think everything they asked for, they got -- other than me moving," Mr. Pank said last night.

Changes requested by Twin Ridge residents relate to landscaping and fencing.

Under the amended site plan, instead of oak trees, taller and faster-growning evergreen and cyprus trees will be planted.

Mr. Pank said the landscaping work will start in the fall and be completed next spring.

The Accubid property will be surrounded by an 8-foot, black vinyl fence.

Originally Mr. Pank planned to install a fence topped with barbed wire.

The Planning Commission gave conditional, rather than final, approval to the site plan to ensure that Mr. Pank moves his construction trailers at the site to comply with town setback limits.

In other business last night, the commission approved a site plan submitted by the 7-Eleven on Ridgeside Drive to make improvements to its gas pumps.

The company is required to modify its tank and dispensing pumps to comply with new federal regulations for gasoline facilities.

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