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Expansion plans up for review

By Rochelle Moore
Published in News on December 4, 2017 5:50 AM

Plans to expand the Goldsboro fire and police departments by nearly 7,000 square feet will go up for review by the Goldsboro City Council tonight.

A site plan, developed by Charlotte-based Moseley Architects, includes the addition of an evidence storage room and offices within the Goldsboro Police Department and new offices and a conference room in the Goldsboro Fire Department.

The 6,661-square-foot expansion will take place on the 4.1-acre property where the police and fire departments are located, at 204 S. Center St. The property is bounded by John, Chestnut, Spruce and Center streets in downtown Goldsboro.

The site plans are the first step prior to the council's review of the contract for the project, expected to take place in early 2018.

The building's public entrance from John Street will be moved to the Center Street side and parking lot changes are planned along Chestnut Street. The fire and police complex opened in 1977, and the only changes on the property during the past 40 years include the addition of parking areas.

The council will review the building plans during its 7 p.m. meeting, in City Hall, at 214 N. Center St.

During the meeting, the council will consider donating four city-owned properties, at 200, 204 and 206 E. Walnut St. and 106 S. John St., to the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp., a nonprofit organization that works to promote revitalization in downtown.

The properties are four of the six targeted by Rehab Development, which is pursuing an $11 million mixed-use project that will convert 68,000-square-feet of downtown building space into 55 market-rate apartments and create a 12,000-square-foot commercial space.

The DGDC is asking city leaders to continue paying for insurance on the buildings for six months. Also, if a private investor does not acquire the properties within six months, the DGDC is asking the city to reassess the properties and consider the need to replace the roof at 200 E. Walnut St.

The council will also consider:

* A $71,106 contract change order for Barnhill Construction to extend the city's greenway project 3,875 linear feet from the rear of Wayne UNC Health Care to Gloucester Road. The company is already under contract to build a trail from the multiuse path at New Hope Road to the rear of the hospital. The extension will be paid for with $32,136 in grant funds and the remainder in city funds.

* Increasing the cost of 30-pound bags of compost, sold at the city's compost facility on North Center Street, from $2 to $4.

* Approving a $31,075 contact with Dudley's Fence Co. to construct a 6-foot-high fence to the rear of Union Station, with 80 percent paid by the Federal Highway Administration, 10 percent by the N.C. Department of Transportation and 10 percent by the city of Goldsboro, $3,107.50.

* Rezoning 8.8 acres on U.S. 13 North, at Hood Swamp Road, from a residential district to a general business conditional district. A 4,900-square-foot convenience store is planned on nearly 3 acres of the property, which will be subdivided into six lots. The commercial building will face U.S. 13.

* Issuing a conditional-use permit for a tattoo parlor, which will operate from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, at 1079 N. Berkeley Blvd.

* Issuing a conditional-use permit for a tattoo parlor, which will operate from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, at 112-Q S. Berkeley Blvd.

The council will meet at 5 p.m. for a work session in the City Hall annex, at 200 N. Center St.