Summerfield going urban….

The Greensboro suburb Summerfield—known for its horse farms, large lots and large house—wants to add so-called “Planned Development” to its zoning ordinances, which would allow for more high-density development.

Surprise—large lots and large homes are why people move to Summerfield, which is 12 miles north of Gboro up U.S. 220:

On Thursday, about 200 people gathered at the Christian Life Center at Summerfield First Baptist Church to give the Town Council a mix of opposition and support.

Sarah Wimbish was typical of many residents who said they chose to live in the town because of its large lots and distance from Greensboro about 12 miles to the south.

“We chose larger lots and peace and quiet over convenience,” Wimbish said. “Vote ‘no’ or put some heavy restrictions on developers.”

The Town Council will likely take up the ordinance in may.

Sam Hieb / Contributing Editor

Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...

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  • Fred Gregory

    Sam when I was transferred to GSO 33 years ago a employee of mine who lived in Summerfield urged me to buy out there. Would have been a good move but alas the better half always wins. Sigh