Planning commission recommends rezoning for Courtland trucking terminal

Published 10:32 am Friday, April 15, 2011

COURTLAND—Southampton County Planning Commission on Thursday recommended rezoning two acres off Highway 35 from residential to industrial for operating a trucking terminal.

James and Valerie Prosise of Chesapeake requested the rezoning at the former Chemical Leaman trucking terminal, which is boarded up and for sale. The property lies about 1,800 feet northeast of where Route 35 meets Highway 58.

Although the property was formerly used for a trucking terminal, the rezoning is necessary because this type of business no longer operates from that location.

The Prosises indicated in their rezoning application that they will use the same building, which they plan to improve. They own two trucks and five trailers and would not have more than 10 trucks on the property, Lewis said.

The Board of Supervisors will have a public hearing on the matter at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, before voting on whether or not to approve it.