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Final subdivision plans approved

Plans for a new subdivision on Connell Road in Charleston can move forward, as the municipal planning commission on Wednesday gave the developer final plat approval.

J.S. Stricklen, of Stricklen Realty, can begin building on the 11 lots of Connell Pointe, located south of Bedford Road.

There was no opposition to Stricklen’s plan at Wednesday’s meeting, and the city’s planning department recommended it be approved.

Also approved Wednesday was a request by Cecil White to amend a zoning ordinance for the old Oakwood Elementary school, located at 909 Oakhurst Dr. in Charleston. White wants to rezone the property, which was most recently used as a dental office, from a residential-office district to a C-8, which would allow a variety of commercial uses, such as animal clinics, a bakery or daycare facility.

“This is consistent with the comprehensive plan, which shows this parcel to be rezoned as C-8 in the future,” planning director Dan Vriendt said of the request.

First Avenue between Second Avenue and Kanawha Boulevard on the city’s West Side will be closed off, so Hospice Care can build a parking lot between two parcels of land.

The commission approved the request, as First Avenue is a dead-end street and Hospice owns the surrounding property. The closure wouldn’t adversely affect the public, stated an analysis by the Planning Department.

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