Courtland property rezoned for trucking terminal

Published 10:33 am Tuesday, May 24, 2011

COURTLAND—Southampton County supervisors on Monday agreed to rezone two acres off Highway 35 from residential to industrial for a trucking terminal.

James and Valerie Prosise of Suffolk requested the rezoning for the former Chemical Leaman trucking terminal, which lies 1,800 feet off Highway 58. Before that, it was an auto dealership.

The Prosises plan to remodel the boarded up building and add an office. They own two trucks and five trailers and would not have more than 10 trucks on the property.

The applicant noted that the property is more suitable for industrial rather than residential. Hancock Peanut Co., a county dump site, Vickie’s Country Store and the new Virginia Department of Transportation complex are nearby.

The county Planning Commission during its April 14 meeting recommended that supervisors approve the rezoning request.

“I’d like to see something there,” said Supervisor Moses Wyche. “I so move we accept the recommendation.