The Boone Town Council on Monday approved new height and lot size restrictions.

he Watauga Democrat reports the council voted to restrict B3 General Business zoning districts to three stories and 45 feet for the primary height and four stories and 56 feet for the secondary height.

Council also passed a modification request to increase the minimum lot size of the R3 Multiple Family Zoning District to 20,000 square feet.

Council also enacted a new zoning district — R1S Small Home. to provide a medium density living area consisting of detached single-family dwellings at a higher density than other residential zoning districts.

At Tuesday's meeting, Appalachian State University student Dustin Hicks and re-elected Council Member Loretta Clawson were sworn in for four years terms, while Nancy LaPlaca, who was elected to a two-year term will be sworn in at a later date, as she was not present at Tuesday's meeting.

After 18 years serving the Boone Town Council, Lynn Mason stepped down Tuesday evening, saying it was both an honor and a privilege to serve, and that she would continue to stay involved with the community. Mason was elected to the Boone Town Council in 2001.