The Chesterfield Planning Commission’s recommendation to Chesterfield Town Council to re-zone a piece of property in the heart of the Historic District passed first reading on March 13 by a vote of 5-2.
Chesterfield residents opposed to the idea of CareSouth building a new facility on Main Street, where both the former high school and Community Center burned years ago, turned out in large numbers on two different nights last week to persuade members of the planning commission and town council not to honor the request.
The crowd flowed out the doorway of Chesterfield Town Hall for the planning commission meeting Tuesday, and again Thursday, for the council meeting that lasted nearly three hours.
Chesterfield Town Council members Amy Brown and Marla Hamilton cast the dissenting votes against rezoning the property from general residential to office commercial.
The second reading for the re-zoning ordinance is scheduled for the next meeting of Chesterfield Town Council at 5:30 p.m. April 14 at Chesterfield Town Hall on Main Street.
— Karen Kissiah can be reached at 843-537-5261.