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New rules halt RV park in Kings Mountain, N.C.

(Oct. 31, 2011) -- The Shelby Star reports the Kings Mountain City Council in North Carolina voted 5-2 at its last meeting to approve the text amendment, which increases the requirements for RV parks or campsites in city limits.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — When Micheal Brown and his son, Preston Brown, look at the upturned red dirt and former mill buildings along the Raven Drive property, the Shelby Star describes they see a place where families can park their RVs and explore the great outdoors.

They want to build a recreational vehicle campground on Micheal Brown’s 57 acres of light-industrial property in Kings Mountain, but the recent approval of a Kings Mountain zoning ordinance text amendment intentionally makes their dreams of an RV park cost-prohibitive and nearly impossible, the Browns told the newspaper.

The Shelby Star reports the Kings Mountain City Council voted 5-2 at its last meeting to approve the text amendment, which increases the requirements for RV parks or campsites in city limits.

To read the complete report in the Shelby Star, click here.

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