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Residents listening to the city council meeting at City Hall in downtown
Winston-Salem on Monday, Nov. 2.
BY TORI P. HAY.NESWORTH
FOR THE CHRONICLE
The Winston-Salem City Council had
its meeting on Monday, Nov. 2, at City
Hall downtown on 101 N. Main St. The
agenda included hearings and voting of
zoning property, along with the proposed
updated East-Northeast plan.
The first item to be voted on was the
zoning of the Praise Assembly Church
Ministries, Inc. at 3254 Kernersville Road.
It will be changed from a Residential
Single (RS) family district to an
Institutional and Public District (IP).
The purpose of the IP District is to
accommodate public and institutional uses
which have a limited land use impact or
traffic generation potential upon surround
ing uses. The district is intended to accom
modate smaller, less intensive public and
institutional uses which have concentrated
service areas and are located in or near res
idential areas, or larger, less intensive
recreational or institutional facilities in
The City-County Planning Board
voted unanimously in favor on Oct. 8.
The next item was zoning subject
property from Limited Industrial district
(LI) to Entertainment: special use limited
zoiting (E-L) along N. Trade St.
Entertainment meaning places that have
gatherings such as restaurants and other
large venues that don't exceed more than
250 to 300 people. From previous meet
ings, the "entertainment" aspect grew out
of concerns of citizens living in that area,
as well as the local churches.
"They [members of New Bethel
Baptist Church] did have some interest in
looking at the development taking place,
which they were not in opposition from,"
said Councilman Derwin Montgomery of
the East Ward. "But they didn't want to see
something like a 'Ziggy's' being located
directly across the street from the church."
The planning board also favored this
on Oct. 8 and the City Council voted in
Marco Andrade was present to propose
the next item, which was the updated East
Northeast plan. This plan, along with the
zoning of the areas mentioned, are along
side the objectives to the Legacy 2030
Comprehensive Plan that was accredited
by the American Planning Association.
"Obviously we had to look at what was
done before and we made a lot of adjust
ments, things that were not clear, bound
aries of some of the areas were not well
defined, so we did work out all those
details," said Andfade.
Andrade recognized the citizens who
came out to previous meetings, addressing
their comments and concerns about the
"My concern though primarily is with
housing within the document, and it does
not work to sustain the community. We
have worked long and hard by increasing
the wealth of the community. 1 really
strongly feel this plan does not do that,"
said resident Jocelyn Johnson. "Otherwise
I think it's a great plan, it's almost some
parts of a 'cookie cutter' for other places,
but our housing piece is one of the most
important pieces that's going to help drive
Henry McCarthy, as well as
Councilwoman Vivian Burke, gave their'
remarks and concerns about the parks and
recreations that are associated with the
"I plan to visit the parks here in'
Winston-Salem," said McCarthy. "It is'
something that I think adds to.. .that is the
vital part to this community."
"I pass it every day, it can be a pretty
park, but it's not kept well," said;
Councilwoman Burke in reference to'
The City Council has voted in favor of'
the adopted plan. According to Andrade,1
the plan will be re-written to make the
noted changes that were discussed in the
meeting and the final draft will be sent to1
the city secretary within the next two
weeks. Once finalized, the draft will be.
given to a graphic designer for publication.
To learn more about the East-Northeast
plan and its updates, visit
? ? Photos by Tori P. ttayneswortj
City Council handles several items during its meeting on Nov. 2.
Bishop Sheldon M. McCarter, pastor of Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian
Church, takes time to take a selfie with the 60 girls who participated in "Treat
Her Like A Queen."
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Photos by Tcvin Stinson
Bishop Sheldon M. McCarter speaks to the participants of the "Treat Her Like
4 Queen" event on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Girls become queens for a day
Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church's "Treat Her Like A Queen" was
designed to teach girls how to carry themselves like queens. According to coor
dinators, 60 girls participated on Wednesday, October 28. The girls were treated
to a limousine ride around the city as well as dinner and a night of fun at the
Piedmont Club, 200 W. Second St. A number of participants are members of the
church while others were invited by close friends and relatives.
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