Neighbors against proposed Friendly Avenue development

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Community members from Friendly Coalition plan to fight against rezoning proposal to build at the corner of Hobbs and Friendly Avenue.

CAP development out of Greenville, S.C., wants to build a grocery and drug store.

Greensboro Attorney Thomas Terrell representing the company said the announcement of the store name will not be made until the new year.

Scott Kinsey, co-chairman of Friendly Coalition, said community members are preparing to oppose the development.

Kinsey said in addition to extra traffic and the removal of five homes and trees, the proposal would encourage others to build in residential areas in the future.

“I don’t understand why there’s a need to tear down homes and trees when you could get the exact same benefit from a development like this on a property that’s already zoned commercial,” Kinsey said.

Kinsey said the developer plans to meet with community members about the plans on Jan. 7.

The Greensboro Zoning meeting has been delayed to February.

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