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Union Co. OKs zoning for annexed land, homes

The Union Board of County Commissioners on Monday zoned 6.9 acres that the General Assembly de-annexed from Marvin this year. State Sen. Tommy Tucker introduced the bill in the Senate in April after developer Mitchell Puckett of PTG Properties, which owns the land, said the village of Marvin was too restrictive in its development guidelines.

The 7 acres are part of a 26-acre tract at Rea and Tom Short roads; the additional acres are already under the jurisdiction of Union County.

The county zoned the land B-2, which was the most similar to the business zoning that Marvin had applied, said Brian Matthews, the county’s executive director for growth management.

In other action Monday, the commissioners approved a conditional rezoning request from Bob Burkett to establish a master planned development district on 78 acres for the construction of 180 single-family homes and 88 townhomes. The land is on Old Charlotte Highway near the Bakers Volunteer Fire Department.

The change will allow the property to be developed at a density of 3.4 units per acre from 2 units per acre. Matthews said the developer has agreed to provide turn lanes to address traffic concerns.

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