Protecting Our Neighborhood: The Crucial Battle Against Spot Zoning

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Why Your Presence and Support Are Vital

In the heart of our community lies a charm and character developed over decades, a testament to the vision and care of those who came before us. Today, this legacy faces a significant threat from the practice of spot zoning. The risk is real, and the need for your support and presence has never been more urgent.

Understanding Spot Zoning

Spot zoning is the process of rezoning a small area for use that is drastically different from the surrounding neighborhood, often for the benefit of a single developer. This can lead to the construction of buildings or facilities that are out of character with the neighborhood, potentially altering its identity and diminishing the quality of life for residents.

The Impact on Our Neighborhood

Our neighborhood, a tapestry of lush greenery, family homes, and community spirit, could be irreversibly changed by the introduction of high-density housing or commercial buildings. Such developments not only disrupt the aesthetic harmony but also bring increased traffic, noise, and environmental concerns. The essence of what makes our neighborhood unique and desirable is at stake.

Why Your Involvement Matters

  1. Community Voice: When you show up to voice your concerns, you reinforce the message that our neighborhood is not just a plot of land to be developed but a community of people with shared values and dreams.
  2. Strength in Numbers: There’s power in numbers. A strong turnout at community meetings, protests, or zoning hearings sends a clear message to decision-makers that the community’s interests cannot be ignored.
  3. Preserving Our Heritage: Our neighborhood is more than just buildings and streets; it’s a legacy we’ve inherited. Protecting it from spot zoning is not just about the present; it’s about honoring our past and safeguarding our future.
  4. Informing and Educating: Many residents may not be aware of the implications of spot zoning. Your participation helps in spreading awareness and educating others about the need to preserve the neighborhood’s character.
  5. A Catalyst for Change: Your active involvement can inspire others to join the cause, creating a ripple effect that can lead to significant change and protection of our community.

How You Can Make a Difference

  • Attend Community Meetings: Be present at local meetings to stay informed and voice your opinion.
  • Participate in Protests and Hearings: Show your opposition to spot zoning by participating in peaceful protests and attending zoning hearings.
  • Spread the Word: Use social media, community boards, and word-of-mouth to inform and rally your neighbors.
  • Support Local Initiatives: Join or support local groups or initiatives aimed at combating spot zoning.

Monday, November 13th Neighborhood Meeting

In Glenn Drew’s recent Planned Urban Development (PUD) proposal, he has scheduled a community meeting on Monday, November 13th, 2023 at 7 PM to share with the neighbors his proposed plan for his development at Westminister Presbyterian Church at 3906 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410.  


We STRONGLY encourage you to attend and voice your concerns.

November 20th Zoning Commission Meeting

Get prepared to attend the Greensboro City Zoning and Planning Commission Meeting on Monday, November 20th at 5:30 PM at the Greensboro Municipal Building downtown. More updates to come in future website announcements and emails.