F’ville P&Z gets S. Glynn request for home over commercial space

A request before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission early this month proposes to change the zoning at 300 South Glynn Street from C-3 (Highway Commercial) to a less intensive C-1 zoning to provide a way for the property owner to reside on the second floor of the 6,148 square-foot building and lease the first floor for office space.

The measure is expected to come up for a vote at the commission’s March 22 meeting.

City planner Linwood Robinson in a Feb. 8 memo said the property sits on a .37-acre lot and currently contains a vacant 6,148 square-foot, two-story office building in the heart of the Main Street District. The building was renovated both inside and out by a previous owner but was never occupied under that ownership, Robinson said.

Robinson said the lot is situated along the Glynn Street South corridor and is included in the Residential Professional (RP) and Highway Commercial (C-3) zoning classifications with prevailing turn of the century architecture throughout the area.

Ingress and egress to the property takes place off of Glynn Street South by way of a shared drive with the adjacent property to the north, Robinson said.

Robinson said the applicant is a new owner of the property, which has been on the market for sale for quite some time. He noted that the applicant wishes to live in the upstairs portion of the building and rent the first floor for office space.

The current interior is already built out on the first level to accommodate leasing to tenants and adequate on-site parking is provided at the side and rear of the site, Robinson said.

City planning staff are recommending approval of the rezoning request, adding that C-1 zoning allows and encourages the mixing of residential and non-residential uses in one structure.

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