Mount Airy council OKs measure to limit sizes of subdivisions


In a move designed to slow the proliferation of new houses, Mount Airy's Town Council has imposed stricter size limits for subdivisions.

Under the new law, approved subdivisions will be allowed to add 36 houses a year instead of 40, and subdivisions that haven't been approved will be allowed to add 24 houses a year instead of 40.

Town residents have complained for three years that Mount Airy's schools and water system can't keep up with rapid growth in the town.

If the town cannot build a school on its own, it can control some factors leading to crowding, said Council President R. Delaine Hobbs before voting for the new limits Monday.

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