Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the developer. The developer is Landeavor.
WAXHAW – The MillBridge development could continue to expand, though it will not exceed more than 2,090 units.
The plan for MillBridge was originally approved in 2004, with a maximum of 2,090 units over the course of eight phases with several subphases. At the Waxhaw Board of Commissioners Jan. 14 meeting, the developer requested a rezoning that would allow them to move forward with phase 7F.
Originally, the property is zoned as Conditional Use Planned Residential Development and Conditional Use Single Family Residential. If approved, it would be rezoned to Conditional District Planned Residential Development. Planning Director Jeff Wells said the main difference would be the size of the lots and allow the use of a 63-lot single-family detached subdivision.
The site for the rezoning is located along Tory Path Road, north of N.C. 75 and the railroad tracks.
Wells said even though the site is not included in the original plan for MillBridge, it will not increase the total number of maximum lots. He said the property is located within the intended growth sector on the town’s future land use map. It also complies with the town’s future land use plan.
Additionally, a new access point would be added over the railroad tracks to N.C. 75. Wells said the N.C. Department of Transportation is still in the design phase of this project and it does not have an anticipated completion date. However, he said because the project is funded, completion is more likely to be sooner rather than later.
Town staff recommended approval of the rezoning with the condition that the plan adheres to the MillBridge Plan Review Guidelines, which Wells said the developer is willing to accept. Wells also said town staff believes the plan is reasonable and consistent with the comprehensive plan and future planning goals.
The town’s planning board recommended approval of the rezoning without any conditions.
Wells said there are no FEMA floodplains on-site and the developer will meet all landscaping requirements.
The developer, Landeavor, has worked on MillBridge for the last seven years. Weston Boles, an engineer for WK Dickson & Co., said this property was left out of another rezoning for MillBridge.
“They’re not trying to add more to MillBridge,” Boles said. “They’re just trying to complete the properties they have owned.”
A neighborhood meeting was held Sept. 30 with four residents attending. No citizens spoke during the public hearing Jan. 14, so the board voted to close that portion of the process.
The board will vote to approve the rezoning petition, approve the rezoning petition with conditions or deny the rezoning petition at a later meeting.