ARCHDALE — A manufacturer with a local presence is seeking to prepare another large chunk of rural land to accommodate future expansion.
Future Foam is asking Archdale to rezone 104 acres in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction from single-family residential to light industrial.
The manufacturer of foam materials, which has existing facilities in High Point and Archdale, has no immediate plans to develop the property, City Manager Zeb Holden said.
The request involves two properties that consist of mostly undeveloped farm land. Part of the site has frontage along the 5400 block of Tom Hill Road to the west and Arnette Drive to the east. It abuts railroad tracks to the north.
Both properties are immediately south of multiple parcels that Archdale rezoned to light industrial last year at Future Foam’s request.
This 66-acre site, which is also in the city’s ETJ and is mostly undeveloped, is tentatively slated to house a light industrial/warehouse facility the company may construct at some point.
Holden said no annexation request or development proposal has been submitted for this site, which fronts along U.S. 311 near Suits Road.
Archdale has water and sewer lines that could be extended to serve the property, as well as the Tom Hill Road site, which is owned by Betty J. Hill.
The city’s land use plan designates this site as “countryside” with a future proposed shared-use path running through the property along Caraway Creek.
City planners are in favor of the rezoning request because of the adjacent property’s light industrial zoning and the availability of water and sewer.
Future Foam’s Prospect Street plant in High Point converts raw materials into flexible polyurethane foam for use in furniture cushions, mattresses and other products.
The foam is poured at the High Point plant and cut and processed at its Archdale manufacturing facility on Comanche Drive.