Buddhist temple, QuikTrip zoning approved by commissioners

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A proposal for a Buddhist temple and QuikTrip convenience store received unanimous approval (7-0) for their zoning requests Monday at the Greer City Planning Commission meeting.

Two other properties requesting rezoning were tabled until representatives appeared before the committee. The Planning Commission has become aggressive requesting representatives to appear to support their request or answer questions from commissioners. City Council, which meets tonight, does not mandate petitioners to appear in public session.

Hy Nguyen, a civil engineer from Charlotte, requested 6.28 acres located at 1107 Poplar Drive Extension to be zoned into the city as C-3 (commercial). A Buddhist temple is planned, Hguyen said.

John Dibernardo, representing QuickTrip, told commissioners the company was requesting its 2.83 acres at 2414 S. Highway 14 be zoned into the city as C-3 (commercial).  Concourse Way and John’s Road access the property.

The Airport Environs has notified the City of Greer it has approved the project, which is located in the GSP Airport zoning district.

The convenience store will be similar to the one at Wade Hampton and Buncombe Road. Construction is scheduled late this year with completion in July 2014.  Dibernardo said the site sits virtually on all granite and the construction project was delayed because of blasting some of that site.

City Council is scheduled to hear both requests at its Nov. 12 meeting.




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