The White Hall Planning Commission Monday evening approved two rezoning petitions, an indication from planners that commercial development is expected to continue on Sheridan Road west of Interstate 530.
Mike and Judy Murray sought to rezone two parcels at 9013 and 2013 Sheridan Road from R-1 (single family dwelling) to C-2 (general commercial, while Scott Ray won approval to rezone a vacant .6 acre tract on the northeast corner of Sheridan and Rolling Hills Drive from R-1 to C-2.
The Murray property is bordered on the east by the recently opened Dollar General store and on the west by the Ray tract, while the Smart Auto Mall is under development further to the east.
The staff planner recommended approving both rezoning requests.
Approval by the planning commission is, in effect, a recommendation to the White Hall City Council to rezone the three parcels. Aldermen must adopt an ordinance to rezone land.
The C-2 zoning classification allows most retail sales, restaurants, personal services, convenience stores and banks.
Conditional uses for C-2 zoning, which must be approved by the commission, include car lots and garages, motels, funeral homes, veterinarian offices, cell towers, private schools, bowling alleys, arcades and billboards.