ONE NEW DEVELOPMENT PLANNED; ANOTHER ONE STALLED

ONE NEW DEVELOPMENT PLANNED;   ANOTHER ONE STALLED ONE NEW DEVELOPMENT PLANNED; ANOTHER ONE STALLED

 

ON HOWARD GAP ROAD 

The city has received an application for a special-use permit from Mills River-based Mountain Bean Growers Inc. to construct 67 single-family homes.

The development, dubbed the Cottages at Cypress Run, is planned for a parcel of land between Clear Creek and the Big Pine Road/Old Holbert Road intersection.

Preliminary site plans show the development being divided into three phases. When completed, the project would feature an oval-shaped road with homes lining either side.

Most lots would be approximately .1 to .2 acres in size, with a couple corner lots measuring .3 to .5 acres.

Plans do not contain specific details on the homes themselves, whether they will be one-story, two-story or a combination of both.

The development will be set back from the road, with about 40 feet of open space from Howard Gap. A playground and sidewalks lining Howard Gap road are also proposed for the site.

If the project is approved, Heyman said, the site will become part of Hendersonville’s city limits. As part of the project, the applicant also is requesting the parcel to be rezoned Planned Residential Development.

A neighborhood compatibility meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the City Operations Center at 305 Williams St.

COTTAGES AT ARCADIA VIEWS IN LAUREL PARK STILL DELAYED   

Laurel Park officials continue to hold off on a decision for a 56-unit cottage-style development off U.S. 64, which also gives the project’s opponents time to continue their efforts to keep it from Henderson County’s east-west thoroughfare.

The Laurel Park Town Council was set to approve a conditional use permit for the Cottages at Arcadia Views during its Tuesday meeting. However, they agreed to table the decision while the N.C. Department of Transportation gathers more information needed to approve a driveway permit on U.S. 64.

In a letter sent to the town Friday, Mark Kopcienski of WXZ Development requested the council table decision on the project until NCDOT has all the information they need.

“Given that the town requested feedback on the traffic impact analysis, and the developer-submitted driveway permit application from NCDOT appears to require further clarification, we are hereby requesting a continuance of consideration by Town Council and tabling of this matter from tomorrow’s council meeting until after NCDOT’s response has been deemed sufficiently clarified,” the letter reads.

A letter sent from NCDOT District Engineer Steve Cannon on Nov. 17 says the NCDOT is reviewing additional information from the civil engineering firm responsible for the site design, which was received that day.

Cannon said upon evaluation of that information, NCDOT will complete its review and recommendation of the proposed driveway permit.

Phase one of Arcadia Views calls for 28 one-story duplexes on a 16-acre section of land off Brevard Road across from Hunters Lane. It’s the first of five phases WXZ Development has planned for a 90-acre tract between Brevard Road and Davis Mountain Road, totaling 199 housing units in all.

The project has faced wide opposition from the Hunter’s Crossing and Hawthorn Hills subdivisions across the street, as well as others who live along U.S. 64. Their main concern is the additional traffic an eventual 199-unit development would cause on an already busy U.S. 64.