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Hearing held on Waxhaw subdivision

The Waxhaw Board of Commissioners on Tuesday heard from a company that wants a zoning change to allow for a 130-home development, as well as nearby residents who opposed the project. The board plans to vote on the rezoning at its Sept. 23 meeting.

The Waxhaw planning staff and Planning Board have recommended against the zoning change, saying that the 0.92 units per acre proposed is not consistent with the area’s required 2-acre minimum lot size.

Cornerstone Development of the Carolinas Inc. of Fort Mill, S.C., is asking that the 120 acres off Old Waxhaw Monroe Road be rezoned from R1 single-family to conditional district single-family. The company also proposes bringing public water and sewer lines to the development, called Andover Chapel. The homes would be built by LiveWell Homes.

Planners were also concerned about traffic on Old Waxhaw Monroe Road, because it would be the development’s sole access point.

The property was annexed by Waxhaw in 2007 when a similar subdivision was proposed, but never built. LiveWell originally planned to build fewer homes, but increased the number to cover the cost of gutters, curbs and sidewalks that the town would require. The homes would be 2,000 square feet and larger and cost from the high $200,000s to the low $300,000s.

The land currently holds a small vacant house and woodlands, farmland and pasture.

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