A Durham County staff evaluation has recommended denial of the 751 South developers' request for county wastewater treatment.
The county Board of Commissioners asked for an evaluation when Southern Durham Developers' design firm, Coulter Jewell Thames, made the request Sept. 1.
The report recommends denial because:
The proposed project, on N.C. 751 near the Chatham County line, is outside the county's current sewer service area and the county has no plans to extend sewer service to the area.
Providing service beyond the established area would probably disrupt the planning process for other property near the county's service area.
The county commissioners were expected to vote on the 751 South request at their Monday-night meeting. However, Dhamian Blue, attorney for a group of property owners opposing the development, has requested a temporary restraining order to block any county vote.
Blue's clients are suing Durham County, claiming that their protest petition against a 2010 rezoning for 751 South was improperly ruled invalid. The suit is currently on schedule for November trial.
Southern Durham had previously asked the City of Durham for connection to the city's water and sewer systems. The city denied any action until the lawsuit is settled.