Board gives OK for dog kennel on Country Club Road in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The City-County Planning Board approved on Thursday a dog kennel in the old Yacht House restaurant on Country Club Road, perhaps setting the stage for the Forsyth Humane Society to move from its current shelter on Miller Street, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Four K Brothers LLC petitioned the board for a special use permit to allow an indoor dog kennel with an outdoor enclosure on the site of the former restaurant at 4881 Country Club Road, near Little Richard’s BBQ.

The Forsyth Humane Society currently has a facility at 61 Miller St. but is interested in the site as a new home.

“We are in the quiet phase of a capital campaign to raise funds for the money to move to a larger facility,” Sarah Williamson, executive director of the Forsyth Humane Society, previously said in an interview. “We are currently under contract and doing due diligence for a new home, but we have not closed on the contract yet.”

The board also unanimously approved a 108-room Residence Inn planned off Hanes Mall Boulevard, an industrial/office building in Southeast Winston-Salem near the intersection of Cole and Ridgewood roads, and a Goodyear tire auto service center off Country Club Road.

BPR Properties LLC, an owner and operator of hotels based in High Point, will build an extended stay Residence Inn at 3885 Oxford Station beside a Hobby Lobby planned for that area near the Ashley Furniture store.

The hotel is the final piece of the development plan of a 21.59- acre site that was rezoned to general business-special use in 2013. Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2015.

The industrial/office building would go on 6.43 acres at 3150 Ridgewood Road. Avid Solutions Inc., an engineering firm based in Winston-Salem that specializes in industrial automation, wants to build a new 20,000-square-foot headquarters on the site.

CRP Winston-Salem LLC asked the board to grant a final development plan for the Goodyear center on the northwest corner of Country Club Road and Country Club Lane. The nearly 1-acre site is part of a larger, developed commercial center.

The dog kennel and Avid building proposals will have to be approved by the Winston-Salem City Council; The Residence Inn and Goodyear center do not need to go before the council.

The planning board also unanimously approved the South Central Winston-Salem Area Plan update. The majority of the planning area is in the South Ward. It is bounded on the north by the Southern Railway line and Business 40; on the east by downtown Winston-Salem and U.S. 52; on the south by Interstate 40; and on the west by Hawthorne Road and Peters Creek Parkway. The proposal will now go before a city council committee before moving on to the full council.