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N. Charleston denies recommendation to rezone mobile home park

Large turnout on Tuesday at the Buist conference room at North Charleston's City Hall. Large turnout on Tuesday at the Buist conference room at North Charleston's City Hall.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The North Charleston planning commission denied a recommendation to rezone the Trailwood mobile home park Monday night. The decision was based on city staff recommendations.

"Several of the parcels involved in the proposal are not designated for light industrial use in our future land use plan," said city zoning administrator William Gore.

If the recommendation had passed, more than 400 families could have been forced to find somewhere else to live. Some Trailwood residents said they believe that the property will be sold even though the rezoning was denied.

No representatives in favor of the rezoning proposal got up to speak. Trailwood resident Cheryl Ryan said neighbors were given two days to come together and prepare for the meeting.

"We got the best that we could have hoped for as far as the results are concerned. It's certainly not over. This still goes before city council so we still have to continue fighting," said Ryan.

The city's planning commission considered converting more than 200 acres of Trailwood Drive and parts of Dorchester Road from mostly residential use to light industrial.

The proposal will be read for the first time in front of the North Charleston City Council next month.

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