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Bowman awarded density increase for Vermillion

HUNTERSVILLE — The town Board of Commissioners here voted unanimously Monday night to approve a site-plan revision request by Bowman Development Group to slightly increase the density of Phase 4 of the $100 million Vermillion mixed-use development.

With two commissioners absent from the meeting, the vote was 4-0 in favor, Town Clerk Janet Pearson said Tuesday.

The Huntersville-based development company won approval of a plan to convert three single-family detached-home lots measuring 60 feet across to five single-family detached-home lots that would be 30 feet across; and to build up to 54 duplexes on 27 lots now designated for only town houses. Under the revised plan, either town houses or duplexes — or a combination of both — can be built on lots previously approved for town houses.

The proposal allows Bowman to increase the dwelling units in the 88.85-acre Phase 4 from 235 to 267. Vermillion is a 400-acre development that has more than 500 completed single-family homes, with more than 800 additional such homes expected. Future plans include a 600-unit apartment building. The development already has a town square with retail space. The development was originally approved by the town in 1999 to have 2,200 total dwelling units; it is now targeted to have closer to 1,470, according to town planning records.

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