Jordan Green from Yes! Weekly wrote an article entitled;
"Highway 68 Shopping Center Receives Approval”
"commercial and residential future of the NC Highway 68 corridor near the new GTCC aviation campus took shape when the Guilford Planning Board unanimously approved a request by a group of anonymous investors.
The decision rezones 51 acres from allow a shopping center and housing development to be built on what is presently a combination of woodland and pasture.
The request was opposed by about a dozen neighboring residents who lamented that they were being out-maneuvered by powerful developers with the deep pockets to secure expensive legal help. “This feels a lot like land speculation,” said Mary Fabrizio, an opponent from nearby Colfax. “It stinks because two of the investors are sitting on the Greensboro City Council.”
Robbie Perkins and District 3 Councilman Zack Matheny have abstained from a city council vote on the project because of conflicts of interest.
Derek Allen, the lawyer with Brooks Pierce law firm who argued the case before the planning board, said that the two councilmen “had interest in groups that had interest in that property.”
The limited liability company’s registered agent is Stanhope Johnson, a partner with NAI Piedmont Triad, a commercial real estate company headed by Perkins."