CONCORD, N.C. — Neighbors in west Concord are asking city counselors to hold off on approving any new residential buildings for one year.
It’s part of a moratorium proposal that Concord resident Bryan Snyder started last week on change.org. The petition already has more than 1,200 signatures.
Snyder said he took his stance online after the city council approved what he calls “a surplus of building permits” in recent months.
“This is not a situation where you can just approve left and right every single thing that comes along,” Snyder said.
The request only applies to west Concord, meaning everything west of Interstate 85. Snyder said the moratorium would allow the city more time to solve the overcrowding issues on the roads and in schools.
“During that year, they can really work with the DOT and really work with Cabarrus County Schools and figure out a plan,” Snyder said.
Snyder is planning to introduce the petition to city counselors as early as next month, when he says another round of development proposals are expected.
A city spokesperson said when the council receives any petition, members can consider it and act as they see fit, and “there are no statutory requirements for petitions that cities must follow.”
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