The county commissioners’ public hearing on the 751 South rezoning, which was supposed to be held June 23, is being rescheduled yet again.
Attorney Patrick Byker, representing the project developer, requested a 30-day deferral on Friday. Under Durham’s Unified Development Ordinance, the request must be honored – as was project opponent Melissa Rooney’s request that deferred the hearing from its original date in May.
Since Rooney’s request, the hearing has been set for June 14, June 1 and June 23. Meantime, the date was apparently headed through a Board of Adjustment hearing in late July until Rooney dropped her appeal of the June 1 date after other opponents filed a protest petition which, if valid, would require a 4-1 commissioners vote to pass the rezoning.
At the same time, the Durham People’s Alliance – which opposes the project – arranged a protest relay run that is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
For the time being, that is. The run was scheduled to precede the June 23 hearing, and had already been rescheduled once due to the movable dates.
The People's Alliance relay starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Holton Career Resource Center at 401 N. Driver St. and finishes at 7:30 at 8606 Fayetteville St. Runners are going by way of the County Administrative Complex on Main Street, the American Tobacco Trail and Fayetteville Street.