Forsyth County Commissioners unanimously voted to end a moratorium they recently imposed on applicants seeking a Land Disturbance Permit (LDP) for properties designated commercial before January 1, 2010.
The moratorium was set to end on September 7, but the possibility of an extension was on the table. After hearing from several REALTORS, property owners and our Government Affairs Committee, the Commissioners decided to end the moratorium and not to entertain an extension.
Chairman Levent, the originator of the proposal, spoke with ACBR Government Affairs Director, Aaron Johnson, and said his intent was not to hinder growth or infringe on private property rights, but to “clean up” a few zonings that did not meet today’s standards.
While the Commissioners said they still wanted to look at certain properties that fit that description, they agreed that a blanket moratorium was not the best route and would look at these properties on a case by cases basis. The ACBR staff and Government Affairs Committee will continue to monitor this issue.