HUNTERSVILLE – A plan by a Cornelius developer to add both assisted- and independent-living facilities to the site of an existing skilled-nursing facility moved a step closer to final approval last week.
The appointed town Planning Board voted unanimously Dec. 18 to recommend to the town Board of Commissions a preliminary plan by developer Villages of Mecklenburg LLC to build the additional facilities on 12.92 acres on Hunton Lane northwest of Ranson Road near Stumptown Road.
The plan, previously approved by the town planning staff, calls for the subdivision of the tract to recombine several lots into two development parcels, the extension of Hunton Lane and the creation of a new street connected to Stumptown Road, a major thoroughfare between Statesville and Old Statesville roads.
The site plan, submitted Oct. 12, contains few details about the size or cost of the two proposed facilities, but a Villages of Mecklenburg official said in November that they would be in-patient centers. Stantec, a Canada-based multinational company with offices in Charlotte, is listed as the designer of the proposed project. The existing skilled-nursing facility would also be expanded during the proposed construction project.
The proposal will now move on to a Jan. 7 meeting of the elected town Board of Commissioners for final action.
The Jan. 7 town Board of Commissioners meeting on the changes approved last week by the Planning Board will be at 6:30 p.m. in Huntersville Town Hall, 101 Huntersville-Concord Road.