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Waxhaw residents are concerned about proposed development

Residents’ concerns about a proposed development with a Sam’s Mart convenience store, a car wash and a gas station prompted the Waxhaw Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night to continue a public hearing to a later date for a second time.

Commissioners voted 4-0 to continue the public hearing to their Oct. 27 meeting. Commissioner Mike Stewart was absent for the vote.

The public hearing has been continued twice so that the developer, Micheaux Resource Management LLC, could meet with residents of the nearby Cureton single-family home neighborhood and find ways to resolve their concerns, Chris Rice, a Waxhaw planner, said Wednesday.

Cureton residents who spoke during Tuesday’s public hearing said they are concerned about the traffic and the environmental impacts of the project, Rice said.

The developer has scheduled the meeting with residents because they are still concerned about the project, he said. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in the clubhouse in Cureton, 7901 Sunset Hill Road in Waxhaw.

Micheaux Resource Management is requesting a conditional district general commercial rezoning for 5 acres that is currently zoned single-family residential.

The proposed development is on the west side of N.C. Highway 16, just north of Kensington Road. Plans call for the land to include a 4,000-square-foot restaurant and a one-story retail building that would be about 6,000 square feet, Rice said. The developer hasn’t indicated what the restaurant will be and what businesses will occupy the retail space.

Micheaux Resource Management could not be reached for comment.

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